The five home sewers go back in time for the quarter final. Patrick Grant of Savile Row and sewing teacher May Martin have tracked down an original pattern from the 1930s to surprise the sewers with. Without the markings and guidance of a modern day pattern, they must figure out the codes to make a complex silky blouse. To make the challenge a true sewing re-enactment, they are each given an antique 1930s sewing machines to work on. Some of the sewers actually learnt to sew on these machines, while others are horrified at a machine that is so basic in comparison to the modern ones they are used to. Next, the sewers relive the days of 'make do and mend' when they are given a man's suit to transform into a wearable garment for a woman. Finally they take on the most ambitious made to measure challenge yet - a complex and hefty coat taken from an historic or vintage pattern.
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