The Great British Sewing Bee final airs next week (Picture: BBC)
The Great British Sewing Bee has whittled down its contestants to just three remaining competitors ahead of next week’s hotly-anticipated finale.
After putting this year’s cohort through a variety of challenging tasks, judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young will soon be choosing their winner.
Next week’s episode will see the finalists take on a trio of celebration wear challenges, including creating a little boys kilt without a pattern, turning party dresses into fun outfits fit to wear at a carnival, and creating unique gowns using luxury fabric in the Made to Measure challenge.
At the end of the three challenges, one lucky seamstress will be crowned champion.
But who’s in the grand final?
Clare has made it to the finale (Picture: BBC)
Occupation: Hospital doctor
Clare works as a medical consultant at a hospital in Portsmouth, with a specialist interest in lung cancer – and her passion for sewing helps to distract her from her often hectic career.
Clare learnt how to sew at the age of eight, however, she didn’t take a keen interest into it until five years ago when she fell in love with vintage clothing – with many of her designs using modern copies of vintage patterns.
Nicole has impressed the judges with her designs (Picture: BBC)
Occupation: Jewellery designer
Nicole spent her childhood growing up in Trinidad and surrounded by dressmaking and eventually learnt how to sew as a teenager so she could make her own outfits.
She is known for her comfortable and relaxed sewing style, but she also uses materials such as metallics and Asian prints.
Matt will be battling out for the trophy (Picture: BBC)
Occupation: Playout supervisor
Matt is a broadcast engineer, and monitors 45 different TV channels broadcasting around the world.
He began sewing in 2017 when he threw a drag party and wanted to make his own dress for the event. He has since created even more drag outfits for himself, his partner and friends in the East London LGBT+ community.
The Great British Sewing Bee finale airs Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.
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