Lutterworth woman in semi-final of The Great British Sewing Bee.

Heather Jacks
Heather Jacks

A woman from the Lutterworth area is vying for glory in a television sewing competition.

Heather Jacks, who lives in Willoughby Waterleys, has made it through to the semi final of The Great British Sewing Bee, which is shown on BBC2 on Tuesday night.

The Harborough district has a great track record of producing reality TV stars in the past year.

Heather told the Mail: “It must be something in the water in the Harborough district.

“Sally from Lutterworth in The Voice and Frances Quinn from Harborough being so successful in The Great British Bake Off.

“This is the place to be.”

Heather’s first task on Tuesday night’s episode was to work with a 1930s pattern.

Heather came first in the task.

She was at ease with the 1930s-era Singer sewing machine as it was the type she had learned to sew on.

The next task for the 56-year-old was to make a woman’s garment from a man’s suit in just an hour-and-a-half.

Heather made a top out of the suit which the judges said was simple yet cleverly done and well executed.

She managed to come third in that challenge.

For the final challenge contestants had to make a historic piece of clothing in six-and-a-half hours.

Heather made a red and black 1953 swing coat inspired by French fashion designer Christian Dior.