Presenter Sara Pascoe will return to host the episode which will celebrate Japanese design and sewing.
For the pattern challenge, judge Esme Young has collaborated with a Japanese designer to come up with a kimono-inspired dress, while the transformation task sees the sewers mending worn-out denim using Eastern techniques of embroidery and applique.
Finally, the made-to-measure sees the remaining contestants fitting an outfit to their models which has elements of origami folds and pleats.
Here’s who is competing in the semi-final.
Who are the Great British Sewing Bee semi-finalists?
Job: Fashion Buyer
Annie credits her grandmother as her inspiration to start sewing. She currently works as a buyer for a high street fashion brand.
Job: Secondary School Teacher
Location: Leicestershire via Edinburgh
Brogan started sewing after watching the first series of Sewing Bee as a child. She loves to make clothes for her sausage dog, Roger.
She also enjoys replicating high street garments, often throwing in a tier, ruffle or frill.
Job: Communication Lead & Personal Assistant
Location: North Wales
Debra began sewing aged nine and takes inspiration from luxury designers like Erdem, Gucci and Chanel.
She works for a multinational company and likes to dress up in some of her more colourful designer-inspired creations to brighten up the workplace.
Man Yee Woo
Man Yee was born in Hong Kong and moved to Portsmouth as a child. Her sewing journey began a decade ago when she and her friends wanted to dress up as Japanese anime characters for Comic Con. S
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