The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style
About the book
The BBC primetime series, The Great British Sewing Bee, is back. The companion book to the sixth series of this flagship BBC show, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style accompanies sewers at all levels on their creative journey to reduce, reuse and recycle - ultimately creating their own considered closet. Starting with the essentials, sewers will learn how to maintain and care for their sewing machine, find out the secrets to using an overlocker (and what to do if you don't have one) and the key to pattern matching. With a guide that demystifies the fitting process, and with expert sewing tips on making alterations, you'll be able to choose from 27 projects, for both women and men, that will ease you into the world of sustainable sewing. For burgeoning dressmakers, this book showcases a vast array of sustainable and natural fabrics, reveals how to breathe life into old garments and entices the would-be sewer to dress handmade. Interspersed with sustainable tips, from advice on keeping an eco-friendly sewing space and how to better care for your garments, to guidance on recycling old clothes, using up fabric scraps and making repairs, this book is an indispensable reference to a more considered approach to sewing, that will encourage you to create long-lasting projects to cherish. With womenswear sizes ranging from 8 to 22 and menswear sizes ranging from XS to XL, along with five full-size pattern sheets, expert sewers Caroline Akselson and Alexandra Bruce cover everything you need to build your sewing repertoire and grow in confidence as you sew yourself sustainable.
Alexandra Bruce Biography
Mary Alexandra "Alex" Bruce (born May 27, 1990) is a Canadian female badminton player from Toronto, Ontario. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's doubles event with partner Michelle Li.
Early careerShe started playing badminton at aged 8. Her parents were members of a badminton club that put on clinics for kids. She won silver in doubles at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. Bruce studied Engineering and played Varsity Badminton for the University of Western Ontario, where she was named OUA Female Rookie of the Year in 2008. At the 2009 Canadian university and college national championships, she won two gold medals in doubles play, and a silver medal in women's singles. At the 2010 Yonex National Championships, she and Martin Giuffre won the U23 Mixed Doubles title. Bruce also won bronze in Ladies' Singles, and silver in Ladies' Doubles with future Olympic partner Michelle Li.
Personal lifeHer parents are David and Cindy Bruce. Her older brother, Max played football at Queens University and the University of Manitoba. She graduated from Western University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Engineering Science (Civil Structural Engineering).
2012 OlympicsAt the 2012 Summer Olympics, Bruce and Li finished last in the round-robin portion, losing all three of their matches. However, the top two teams in the group were disqualified for attempting to intentionally lose matches so they would have an easier match-up in the quarterfinals. The duo was advanced to their quarterfinals, where they defeated Australia's Leanne Choo and Renuga Veeran. Bruce and Li finished in fourth place, the best Canadian finish in badminton at the Olympic Games.She competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in the mixed teams, mixed doubles (with Toby Ng) and women's doubles (with Phyllis Chan).
Pan American GamesWomen's doubles Mixed doubles
Pan Am ChampionshipsWomen's doubles Mixed doubles
BWF International Challenge/SeriesWomen's doubles Mixed doubles BWF International Challenge tournament BWF International Series tournament
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|Authors:||Alexandra Bruce Caroline Akselson|
|Publisher:||Quadrille Publishing Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||Full-colour photography throughout|
|Publication date:||April 1, 2020|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|