Brogan Sommerville got into sewing after watching the inaugural season of The Great British Sewing Bee as a child. And now, she’s one of the show’s participants, all prepped up to tell her story and show the world her chic and ultra-feminine sewing skills.
Get to know her better as this Brogan Sommerville Bio proceeds.
Meet The Great British Sewing Bee Contestant Brogan Sommerville
BBC Two’s The Great British Sewing Bee returned for its 8th installment on April 27, 2022, and it saw a group of talented home sewers including Brogan Sommerville who were ready to impress judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant.
All excited for the show’s premiere Brogan took it to her IG on April 19 to write, “Well the secret is well and truly out… I’ll be buzzing onto your tv screens next week.” Also, she added that she felt blessed with all the well wishes and lovely comments coming her way. “Your support means the world so from the bottom of my heart…thank you,” she added.
Joining Brogan this season were her co-contestants — Man Yee, Annie, Cristian, Mitch Bridgewater, Marni, Steve, Debra, Richy, Gill, Chichi, and Angela.
On the first ep, alarmed by how little she had packed compared to other contestants on the show, Brogan confessed that while all other sewers had brought full sewing kits with them with lots of fancy tools, the only thing she had with her was a set of loop turners.
Brogan Sommerville Age
Brogan Sommerville was 26 years of when she appeared on The Great British Sewing Bee in 2022.
She was one of the younger contestants that season.
Who Is Brogan Sommerville Fiance?
Brogan Sommerville and her fiance Matt Allard were together at least since 2015. However, at the time of writing this article, the only IG post where Brogan featured her fiance was dated Dec 31, 2021, captioned, “ B Y E . 2 0 2 1.”
This sewing expert and her fiance bought their first home in Leicestershire in April 2022, and they shared it with their sausage dog named Roger.
Also, Brogan loved making clothes for Roger. They even often flaunted matching outfits.
Talking a little about Matt, he is a Shepshed, England native who loves snowboarding and playing soccer. Also, he’s an admirer of arts and architecture.
Here’s her FB @matthewallardd.
Brogan Sommerville Height
Brogan Sommerville stands tall at a height above 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm).
Mentioning her distinct features, she has big brown eyes, dark hair, and an oblong face.
Brogan Sommerville Job
Brogan Sommerville might be a Spanish and French secondary school teacher, but her main practice would undoubtedly be sewing.
Creative from a young age, Brogan always loved to be involved in some kind of craft. However, her passion for sewing didn’t come along until she received her first sewing machine for Christmas from her parents. Thereafter, Brogan then started watching sewing tutorials online and made her first garment — a tweed cape complete with sparkly love heart buttons, which she wore for school.
According to the Sewing Bee contestant, her passion for sewing came naturally. She didn’t have anyone to each her. It was only through trial and error that she flaunts her skills today.
As a sewer who defined her style to be “very girly and feminine,” she enjoys replicating high street clothes for herself which are chic and ultra-feminine. Even on a supermarket run, she’s the kind of person to make a fashion statement by wearing a handmade puff sleeve creation
Also, Brogan admitted that she was “a bit of a selfish sewer.” She mainly sew for herself and didn’t spare much time for other work outside of her job as a teacher. But then again one of the reasons Brogan started sewing was because it allowed her to portray her own personal style through everything she wore.
Her inspirations are vintage or retro silhouettes
When Brogan isn’t sewing, she loved writing blogs over “thecrafypie.com.”
For those of you wondering, a language teacher (Brogan’s job) in the UK made around $44 thousand per annum.
Is Brogan Sommerville On Instagram?
Yes, find her on Instagram @the_crafty_pie.
Where Is Brogan Sommerville From?
Brogan hails from Edinburgh. But as of 2022, she resided in Leicestershire, UK.
What Do We Know About Brogan Sommerville Family?
Brogan comes from a family of at least five. Besides her parents who bought Brogan her first sawing machine, she has two sisters named Hayley Leckie and Taylor Sommerville.
According to Brogan, she used to watch Sewing Bee with her mother as a child, and ask her father Scott Sommerville for sewing equipment.
Her father, Scott is a digital healthcare evangelist and owner of The Buachaille Consultancy Ltd, with over 30 years of experience across Healthcare, Retail, and Manufacturing.
While her sister, Taylor was a Creative Content and Experiential Manager at The Macallan. As of 2022, she was engaged to Gary Martin and lived in Bo’ness, Scotland.