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Dandy Dad does sewing – GBSB Live competition

“Fancy making your daughter a pair of pyjamas?” they said.  As the only two things in my life currently are children and a love of tailoring, I said of course I do! The good people at The Great British Sewing Bee Live have invited me to take part in a three hour workshop at the event later this month with former finalist from the show, Jade Earley. I’ll be attempting to make a child’s PJ set, so wish me luck, as it takes me approximately 2.5 hours (and a lot of swearing) to sew a button on a shirt.

The event runs from the 21st – 24th September at the Excel in London and it’s for anyone with a love of dressmaking, textiles, fashion and tailoring – whatever level you are. The show hosts hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, fashion galleries, catwalk shows, drop in clinics and a celebrity super theatre, as well as over 200 exhibitors selling specialist dressmaking and textile supplies. Ou can spend a day re-stocking your material stash, learning to sew, master the art of dressmaking, and also see the judges and contestants from the TV programme.

Luckily, I have 6 pairs of complimentary tickets to the event (not valid on Saturday) to give away. All you need to do is send an email to with the name of one of the GBSB judges pictured below, with your name and address. The first 6 emails in my inbox will get the tickets.

Good luck and keep your eyes out for news of my monstrous sleepwear creation after the event!

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