**Important update: I don't know how 'legal' this is, but a clever reader has discovered
that you can watch the first episode on YouTube here. Enjoy!!!**
UK sewing bloggers, are you as ridiculously excited as me about the first episode of The Great British Sewing Bee, airing at 8pm tonight on BBC Two? I'm literally waiting in front of the TV rather impatiently and my excitement is twofold - not only is our awesome hobby finally getting some well-deserved airtime, but one of the UK's most talented and inspiring sewing bloggers is a contestant! I speak of none other than Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons of course and I'm sure she'll do an excellent job at representing our fabulous online community! I can't wait to see what she produces under immense pressure and I'm sure you'll all be joining me in cheering her on!
Doesn't Tilly literally look as cute as a button in her profile?
Anyway, if you're on Twitter and you want to join the conversation, you can follow @sewingbee and use #GBSB.