For a nation that wanted desperately to keep busy during the lockout, the Great British Sewing Bee was a godsend.
Thousands have been inspired to pick up needle and thread thanks to the popularity of the broadcast BBC1.
And yesterday evening, the consultant of the hospital, Clare Bradley – who was working on the front line of the NHS during the outbreak of coronavirus – has been crowned the winner, thanks in part to her love of vintage clothing.
Miss Bradley, a specialist lung hospital Queen Alexandra of Portsmouth, has won the competition after ten weeks of tasks of sewing difficult, which were filmed last fall.
The appearance of Clare Bradley in the show – presented by Joe Lycett – has made it immediately recognisable to patients and this has led many people to reveal their own interests in knitting, sewing, and quilting.
The 38-year-old claimed the title after triumphs, notably by creating a kilt to 27 folds and transforming a swimsuit and an evening dress suit suitable to wear during a carnival.
It is her evening dress red inspired of the 1930’s in the “challenge-to-measure” that stole the show
But it is her evening gown red inspired of the 1930’s in the “challenge-to-measure” that stole the show.
Commenting on the dress, the judge, Patrick Grant, a 48 – year-old fashion designer, born in Edinburgh who played rugby for the Scotland levels, U18 and U19 – said: “It is the very quintessence of elegance. It is always so chic, it’s so refined. “
Brother judge Esme Young added: “the More the garment is simple, the more errors appear, so it is very difficult to sew something like that. “
Miss Bradley was taught to sew by his mother Jane – who was also a doctor at the age of eight years.
However, it is only since five years that she started to take it more seriously when his love of vintage clothing was developed.
She said: “I started to wear vintage-style when I struggled to find clothes – especially pants – that were in line with my proportions.
“I opted for a look of garments of the middle of the Twentieth century, especially in the 40s, as they combine good fit and elegance.”
Clare Bradley – who has worked on the front line of the NHS during the outbreak of coronavirus – has been crowned the winner, thanks in part to her love of vintage clothing
Retro chic: in one of her vintage outfits
His appearance in the show – presented by Joe Lycett – has made it immediately recognisable to patients and this has led many people to reveal their own interests in knitting, sewing, and quilting.
Miss Bradley said: “I watched a large part of the series by myself during the lockout… for the last episode, I’ve borrowed a projector to watch with some friends in their garden.
“My colleagues closest knew that I had arrived at the final because they could count the number of days of leave, but I think I managed to keep the secret that I had won, pulling my best face right of” patient confidentiality ” . ‘
Ms. Bradley has beaten 11 other sewer for the title, pippant the engineer of broadcast Matt Gage, 43 years old, and the jewelry designer Nicole Akong, age 42, to the position at the final last night.