Friday, March 7, 2014

An American Sewing Bee Is Casting!


You may recall that I'm a huge fan of The Great British Sewing Bee. I discovered it on YouTube in its first season and became so obsessed with it that I insisted on talking about it with everyone I came into contact with--hairdressers, baristas, whoever. I've longed for an American version since then, and my wishes are coming true!

I've posted the casting flier above, and I expect you all to get right on this! (I hear they're especially hoping for more male applicants, if you're of that persuasion.) I can't wait to see how this all develops.

Will you be trying out?

28 comments:

  1. Did you know that the second season of the Great British Sewing Bee is currently screening? I too am a great fan of the show.

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    1. Yes, but I've been unable to find it online except on BBC UK, which is only available to UK viewers. Please let me know if you are aware of another option!

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    2. You could use a tunnel bear - I live in Australia and we miss out on a lot down here. Tunnel bear give you super easy access no matter where you live: https://www.tunnelbear.com/

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    3. Here's Episode 2:

      http://sewingartistry.com/2014/03/great-british-sewing-bee-2/

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    4. They can also be found on youtube:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a5Xdd94Zx8

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    5. Thanks all! Glad someone posted these. I know what I'm doing this weekend...

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    6. I am doing an application for the British season 3 - wish me luck!

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  2. Amazing! It's currently the best show on UK TV! They do such a great job at finding good contestants.
    x

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  3. What tri-state area is being referred to here?

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    1. Yes, I sent an email about auditioning. Now I'll wait and see what happens.

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  4. Vivian's VersionMarch 7, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Someone has put the first 3 episodes on YouTube. Great venue in a warehouse on the east end of London. Hi from Germany! Vivian

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  5. Do you plan to apply or are you too little an amateur for this?

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  6. Gertie, use Chrome and Hola Unblocker to get BBC UK.

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  7. Not a chance but I'll watch it if I can get my hands on it. That said if your not too much of a pro I think you should.

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  8. I think the big question everyone will want to know is whether or not we'll be seeing you on this program ;)

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  9. If I was in the right area I'd go for it! But unfortunately Massachusetts is just outside their area. :( But love the British version and hope they translate it well.

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  10. The dress made by David in the third episode is the same pattern as the dress I wore to work on Wednesday!

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  11. I'll be in when they do the "painstakingly slow" sewing competition lol...

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  12. I so wish the casting call was wider than the Tri-State area - I'd apply in a heartbeat! Maybe they'll do a Midwest version next . . .

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  13. They're making one in France also! :) The casting was a few months ago and it's supposed to air in September. I love the original, I can't wait to see the French and American versions (hope they keep them drama-free).

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    1. Oh,i was on the casting in France,and it's for september,but unfortunately i didn't felt well in february for the shooting:maybe better for next season!

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  14. Oh, I would love to join but Belgium isn't exactly the states.. But I'll keep an eye on your blog and you tube, very exciting! Good luck!

    http://sewbidoo.blogspot.be

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  15. I wish I lived out there! I would totally try out!! And 100 hours to make a dress? Seriously?? Who does that!?!

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  16. Dearest Gretchen---- when I heard that the Bee was casting US I immediately thought that it just wouldn't be complete without YOU! Please tell us that you're trying out!

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  17. Gertie if you have an ipad you can change your wifi setting so your ipad thinks it's in the UK so you can watch UK iPalyer. I do it on mine so I can watch US Netflix and indulge in Mad Men! If you don't have an ipad there are other ways, just let me know!
    I love the Sewing Bee too and look forward to watching it with my Mum every week. The judge in the amazing suits is a highlight! XxxX
    http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Oh grief, that's tempting. I don't feel like I've quite built up the skill for that just yet though. A year from now perhaps, but right now, I'm afraid I'd be like a sick koi in a piranha tank.

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