Episode Twenty-Nine : Great British Sewing Bee Alumni Part II – Rumana and Angeline

This week’s guests are Rumana and Angeline from season 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee.

These two have been firm friends since being thrown into the wild rollercoaster of the Sewing Bee where they both really made their mark with their beautifully sewn garments, refashions and that speech that Rumana made before leaving the show and all of us in tears!

We LOVED chatting to these lovely ladies about where it all started for them, life during and after the Sewing Beer and their tips on post partum sewing. We also discuss the incredibly important topic of diversity in the sewing media and hope that this helps raise awareness and change things… #sewincolour

They are both such lovely, warm and funny women and we think you will love this episode as much we we enjoyed having them in the nook!



This episode was bought to you by Flamingo Fabrics

This family run shop have a huge range of dressmaking, quilting and craft fabrics to suit every need. They have lots of sewing patterns and a lovely haberdashery too!

We’re excited to announce that today is also the launch of their new sewing pattern- the gorgeous and versatile Aretha Jersey dress.

And of course we have a discount – BREW10 will get you 10% off so head off to www.flamingofabrics.co.uk 




Rumana is the sewing blogger and instagrammer otherwise known as The Little Pomegranate who was a contestant on S4 of The Great British Sewing Bee.


Angeline Murphy is the Belfast based couture seamstress , teacher and blogger who was a contestant on S4 of The Great British Sewing Bee.


Angeline’s bridesmaid dresses


One of her many fancy outfits 

CC Milinery

Rumana’s graduation dress – 


We need to hook up Rumana and Nadiya!!

GBSB – Series 4 contestants

Patrick Grant!

Paul Hollywood!

Claudia Winkleman

Joe Lycett

Shop Well For Less – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08gfdzg

BHL Rumana coat – https://byhandlondon.com/products/rumana-coat-pdf-sewing-pattern

Kielo pocket hack – http://www.thelittlepomegranate.co.uk/pattern-review-the-kielo-wrap-dress/

Diversity in the sewing world – http://www.thelittlepomegranate.co.uk/sewincolour/


Sewover50 – https://www.instagram.com/sewover50/?hl=en

Angeline at LFW – 

Esme Young

Angeline’s wedding dress for Josh’s wife – 

Sewing parties – https://www.angelinemurphy.com/hen-party-1

Duchess 7 hours after giving birth!!!

Maternity/ post partum patterns:
The Drapey Dress from GBSB – FREE TO DOWNLOAD: https://sewdifferent.co.uk/the-drapey-knit-dress-free-sewing-pattern-from-the-great-british-sewing-bee/

Myosotis Dress by Deer and Doe – https://shop.deer-and-doe.fr/en/sewing-patterns/65-myosotis-dress-pattern.html
Cassiopee by I am Patterns – https://iampatterns.fr/en/sewing-patterns/49-cassiopee.html
Ebony Dress by Closet Case – https://store.closetcasepatterns.com/products/ebony-t-shirt-knit-dress-pattern
Tilly’s maternity patterns – https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/collections/maternity-sewing-patterns

Rumana’s kid makes – 

Charlie Kaftan Dress by Closet Case – 

Cleo hack – 

Pattern drafting course University Of Arts London

Angeline – A to Z of sewing youtube 



+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++

+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++

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