Who are The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 judges? – The Sun

THE Great British Sewing Bee 2021 is back for a Christmas special, with fashion enthusiasts creating show-stopping garments.

Fashion stalwarts Esme Young and Patrick Grant return as resident judges for series seven of the BBC1 programme.

Who are The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 judges?

Esme Young

Esme has enjoyed an impressive sewing career for over 50 years.

She has worked as a costume designer on big movies and was behind the iconic bunny girl outfit that Renée Zellweger wore in Bridget Jones's Diary and Leonardo DiCaprio’s shirt in The Beach.

She began her career in the early Seventies, setting up fashion company Swanky Modes with three friends in Camden, North London.

The label gained notoriety with its signature body-con dresses worn by celebs such as Cher and Grace Jones.

Esme took on the role as resident judge on The Great British Sewing Bee in 2016 and also works as a senior lecturer teaching fashion at Central St Martin’s College in London.

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant swapped a career in engineering for fashion and in 2005 took over as Director at Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons.

In December 2010 he won the Menswear Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards.

Patrick regularly appears on television and radio as a British fashion and textile industries expert.

The Scottish fashion designer has featured in fashion TV documentaries such as Savile Row, Harris Tweed, and The Perfect Suit.

What time is The Great British Sewing Bee Christmas Special 2021 on TV?

The two specials will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday, December 22 at 8PM and Thursday,  December 30 at 9PM.

Meanwhile a brand new series of The Great British Sewing Bee will come to BBC One in 2022.

Episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer after they have aired on TV.

What is The Great British Sewing Bee?

12 amateur tailors and seamstresses try to impress the resident judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant each week by creating garments to a given theme and showcasing a particular sewing technique.

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