Chinelo was a finalist in the 2014 series of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee. Her innovative freehand cutting method, which avoids the need for patterns, and unashamedly glamorous designs have won her numerous admirers. In addition to running sewing courses and workshops, Chinelo produces bespoke garments for private clients, including singer Laura Mvula, from her studio in Essex. Her first book, Freehand Fashion, was published by Pavilion. She is currently working on a follow-up, Freehand Refashion, which shows how to transform old clothes and soft-furnishings fabrics into fabulous new garments.
For more information about Chinelo Bally, please contact Stuart Cooper.