The Great British Sewing Bee 2019 aired its final tonight (Tuesday, April 2) on BBC Two, with one of the three finalists being named this year’s winner. Juliet, Leah and Riccardo were the finalists of The Great British Sewing Bee 2019. Patrick Grant and Esme Young announced the Sewing Bee 2019 winner, who is the fifth champion of the competition.
Who won the Great British Sewing Bee?
Juliet was named the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2019.
They said of their win: “It’s really surreal. So so unbelievable.
“I’ve never won anything ever. I’ve had to fight for a lot of things.”
Runner-up Riccardo said of the winner: “Juliet, she has amazing ideas and the execution is impeccable.”
Riccardo and Leah were named runners-up for this year’s Sewing Bee.
Prior to the Great British Sewing Bee final, they had won Garment of the Week twice in the BBC show.
The London-based needlesmith became the fifth person to be named the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee.
They join the Sewing Bee hall of fame which also includes Ann Rowley, Heather Jacks, Matt Chapple and Charlotte Newland.
Prior to the Sewing Bee 2019 winner being named, the contestants had to complete three final challenged.
In the pattern challenge, they had to sew a double-breasted waistcoat.
However, this being the final, this was made extra complicated, with the final three having to sew it inside out.
This meant they were essentially sewing blind, making for a tricky first challenge.
The waistcoats were so tricky, in fact, that the task was labelled the most complex challenge of the show so far.
For the alteration challenge, they had to channel their inner Maria Von Trapp and make dresses from curtains.
In the final made-to-measure challenge of The Great British Sewing Bee 2019, they had to sew strapless evening gowns.
These had to feature luxury fabrics suspended from a fitted corset.
The Great British Sewing Bee 2019 is streaming now on BBC iPlayer
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