Pavilion signs "Great British Sewing Bee” finalist

Pavilion signs "Great British Sewing Bee” finalist

Pavilion has signed a book by “The Great British Sewing Bee” finalist Chinelo Bally.

Bally was a runner-up in the second series of the show, aired on BBC Two in 2014.

Amy Christian, senior commissioning editor at Pavilion, bought world rights from Stuart Cooper of Metrostar Media Limited.

Chinelo had never used a pattern before appearing on “The Great British Sewing Bee”, instead using a freehand cutting method taught to her by her aunt. In her dressmaking book, she will use a series of basic garment blocks and explain how the technique can be used to create a wardrobe of clothes without a pattern.

Christian said: “Chinelo was the stand-out star of last year's Sewing Bee and we are really excited to be working with her on her first book. Her fearless approach to dressmaking is a real inspiration and will appeal to a fashion-conscious audience who love clothes as much as she does.”

Pavilion will publish the as-yet-untitled book in October 2015 as a £20 hardback.