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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To see Esme becoming a TV star in her 70’s and being a mentor and inspiration to sewers is really wonderful . Esme followed her heart and lived a rebel with a cause life, supported by so many people along the way that also shared in her enthusiasm and dreams. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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.

The writing is so good in the sense that you do feel she is sat right opposite you telling you her stories, and her cheeky humour really comes alive too which I love! I am aware, however, that the home sewing fraternity has greatly enjoyed it, so perhaps the fault is in me!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. 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.

Esme Young is a fashion designer and a judge on the much-loved tv series The Great British Sewing Bee .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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I didn't understand any of the sewing bits but then I love watching Sewing Bee because watching people being creative is really what it's all about.

I could have taken it easy, and continued to teach at college part time, and make costumes for the rest of the time… but where would be the jeopardy in that. I love The sewing Bee, and love Esme Young who is a judge on the program, but the book was disappointing. The fact that life is to be living and enjoyed and that new experiences are far more important that finances. The material is squandered - interesting detail about the times and personalities is given no more weight than the vast amount of family detail.Such an interesting life and clearly a wonderful woman, thoroughly enjoyed finding out all about her life, family and Swanky Modes! There was little emotion - the struggles were glossed over, so we didn't get to see the pain, which made the triumphs less triumphant. A list of what things she had done and I did not consider it self effacing at all as others have described it. I always thought it would be brilliant to go out partying with Esme and nothing I have read has disabused me of this notion.

Esme is an inspiration, not just because of her career, but also in the way she is 100% her authentic self - what you see is what you get, zero f’s given!

It is more of a memoir than an autobiography, I would say, in that it is a chronological collection of recollections and stories (I don't think she does 'deep' - we never, for example, learn of the ways in which her mother was a 'bad mum'), but of its kind it's very good. She's humble too - she lives in a Peabody housing association house, and works well into her twilight years because she never sorted out a pension, and has been so generous with her money. 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! 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. I don't think you have to be a fan of The Great British Sewing Bee to love this book, just a fan of interesting life stories and a life being well lived!

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