Behind the Seams: The perfect gift for fans of The Great British Sewing Bee

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Behind the Seams: The perfect gift for fans of The Great British Sewing Bee

Behind the Seams: The perfect gift for fans of The Great British Sewing Bee

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While he is the dapper, sartorially precise voice of the pairing, she's always had a cheeky glint in her eye, and the occasional allusions to her past career and life made me reach for this book - I listened to her read it herself via Audible. I learnt a lot about pattern cutting I didn't know - in fact enough to make me not only respect the pattern cutter a great deal more, but to make me want to learn more and try to be a bit more adventurous myself. Esme and the gang were at the heart of the 70s when people were looking for “out there”, and when punk was around the corner. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. The diminutive judge of ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ has a sharp eye for a wonky seam, and an even sharper eye for a good necklace.

I’d highly recommend if you’re a fan of Sewing Bee and just want to find out more about Esme, it was a really lovely read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.What a character, the people she has worked with in the fashion and film industry was mind blowing, as well as partying with so many celebrities. As with most memoirs, I found the chapters about her early life slow going - these sections always take me longer to read as it’s not the part of the persons life you are familiar with but give a great insight into what makes this person who they are. Hubby bought me Esme Young’s autobiography for my birthday as she always has such interesting snippets of stories dropped in the TV show (like sitting in a window with David Bowie) and I was keen to learn more about her career.

Their clothes were out there, just at a time in the early 70s when people were looking for out there, and when punk was just around the corner (Esme and the gang were at the heart of this, and it's the bit of the book that I hoovered up, it brought so many evocative memories of myself in those days and my early attempts to create something a bit out there to wear . A celebration of a creative life lived differently, Behind the Seams is a reminder that it's never too early, or too late to pick up a needle and start stitching in a new direction. Her whole life has revolved around fashion and creativity and her enthusiasm for her subject leaps out of her autobiography.I loved learning about Esme’s childhood, foray into fashion and her Great British Sewing Bee experience. But this generosity has come back to her too, as she gleefully tells of being taken on incredible trips overseas, and huge parties with friends to celebrate significant birthdays. I always thought it would be brilliant to go out partying with Esme and nothing I have read has disabused me of this notion.

I have also purchased the audible version which is read expertly by Esme herself bringing another dimension to her life which brings out the colourful ups and downs of a fabulous career! I had no idea who Esme Young was, I got the book as I enjoy crochet, crafting and occasional sewing, and I thought there might be some good tips on sewing/clothing repairs. Fascinating if you’re a follower of the industry, but I can imagine that it’s also a really good autobiography for anyone having grown up in that same era - and some fab name drop clangs that nobody can resent along the way! The material is squandered - interesting detail about the times and personalities is given no more weight than the vast amount of family detail.

Born into the very early era of punk, and then raised in the difficulty of the early 1980s, I always saw fashion as a huge important element of society - a reflection of what the masses wanted to be, and in many cases what could be afforded and imagined as a result of the restriction. Her life is astonishing, from the radical fashions she created with Swanky Modes, to the daring decisions she made as a young girl living in London and enjoying the swinging 60s. It documents key times, and it documents the highlights of those, all the positive things for example, about four women working together, managing families and other commitments, doing it for the love of clothes and not for the money.

Esme Young is a fashion designer and a judge on the much-loved tv series The Great British Sewing Bee . To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Ik hou niet zo van het ruwe papier dat gebruikt werd maar voor deze prijs kan je niet alles verlangen en het doet natuurlijk niets af aan de inhoud. A romp through fashion and stars from the sixties to current day Esme has met and made for the best. The midsection of the book however became a catalogue of her Swanky Modes design collections and lacked the intimacy that made the other parts of the book so endearing.She has one of those lives that just seems to natural and brilliant, she met the right people in fun places and is very humble and gorgeous. I felt, as a reader, almost as though she was sitting with me, telling her story - it's that immediate. Such an interesting life and clearly a wonderful woman, thoroughly enjoyed finding out all about her life, family and Swanky Modes! The '90s saw a career move into costumes for films, where she designed outfits for Trainspotting , Bridget Jones's Diary and The Beach , before she moved onto the small screen herself. I remember reading about her 70’s/80’s label Swanky Modes back in the day and being so influenced by the London punk, New Romantic and new wave scenes.

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