I was really looking forward to this programme, it makes such a change to have a sewing subject. I did enjoy it although not as much as I my expectations. I guess it's a case of getting used to the format. I'm sure it was like that when the Great British Bake Off started.
I was a bit surprised when the introduction talked about finding the best amateur sewers in the land but you could not say that of some of those in the show. That said, I like the mix and that men were competing too. Oh to have a sewing room like that! I know I would have spent far too long choosing my fabric and trims.
I agree with Helen's comments, some points could be explained better/slower. Did they refer to more details available on a website? Can't remember. I preferred it to the last Kirstie Allsopp programmes as it was more about sewing rather than celebrities Loved the print Stuart used for his dress although, as pointed out, it would have been better if the pattern had matched. Mark was a dark horse, I think he gain confidence as he went on. I loved Ann's blouse make-over. Must try that myself.
P.S. Tilly's blog can be found here. :)