Gird you loins, ladies.

Sewing has finally made it back on the TV.

Hot on the heels of the success of The Great British Bake Off, the BBC has a new show hitting our screens at 8pm, Tuesday 2 April on BBC2. According to the Daily Mail (words I never thought I’d ever type, but needs must)…

Like Bake Off, The Great British Sewing Bee pits amateur enthusiasts against each other in a highly pressurised setting, the only prize being the prestige of being crowned the winner and a trophy.

There are eight contestants to begin with, and each week judges May Martin, an acclaimed needlework teacher, and Patrick Grant, an award-winning menswear designer, set them three difficult tasks before sending two of the hopefuls home.

The judges are Saville Row tailor Patrick Grant, who is going to give the dishy Paul Hollywood a run for his money in the eye candy stakes:

image from The Sartorialist

image from The Sartorialist

and sewing teacher Mary Martin, who has 40 years of experience, so should know her stuff:

Fingers crossed this will be half as good as Bake Off.  I, for one, will be glued to the TV to find out!