About Chinelo Bally

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, Chinelo produces bespoke garments for private clients, including singer Laura Mvula, from her studio in her workshop in East London. Her first book, Freehand Fashion, was published by Pavilion in October 2015. For all book publishing enquiries please email Stuart Cooper.