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Gillie Ford Biography – Gillie Ford Wiki

Gillie Ford is a contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee 2023 and a retired secretary and HR manager. She lives in Nottingham, and is a huge fan of Nottingham Forest Football Club, where her father was once the chairman.

Although she was born in Nottingham, Gillie went to school in Dorset from the age of 10. She started sewing at the age of seven after her mother taught her how to thread a needle.

According to the BBC, Gillie attended the Sorbonne in Paris to study French, and had a Saturday job at a fashion house where she folded, modelled and sold silk scarves.

French fashion is a huge influence on her, and she adores elegant designer clothing. Her sewing style takes inspiration from Coco Chanel, and Yves St Laurent. She has made menswear too, such as waistcoats and other garments for her husband and sons.

Apart from attending Nottingham Forest matches, Gillie also spends her time playing bridge or tennis with her friends.

Gillie Ford Age

Great British Sewing Bee contestant Gillie Ford is 73 years old as of 2023. She was born in Nottingham.

Gillie Ford Family

She has three sons, a granddaughter and a grandson, and a dog called Merry.

Gillie Great British Sewing Bee

Gillie is one of the sewers competing in The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9 on BBC One. The popular BBC show, presented by Sara Pascoe, will see 12 crafty contestants show off their skills to the series’ resident judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant for the coveted title of Britain’s best amateur sewer.

Gillie is the eldest contestant on Great British Sewing Bee 2023 at 73 – the youngest, Mia, is 20.