Thelma's Gypsy Girls
Thela Madine, the dressmaker featured on Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, is about to face her most challenging project in her fifteen years as a dressmaker for the traveler and gypsy community.
Thelma's Gypsy Girls offers opportunity outside if the caravan and into the fairy tale dress factory for the chosen ten young women. Traveler and gypsy girls often leave school early, many before reaching their teens. As future wives, the girls begin to train for a life of cleaning caravan and caring for their brood of youngsters. Many cannot read or write.
Of the ten chosen girls who will remain at the end of their six-month education?
Most Likely to Succeed
Who is most likely to complete the course?
Thelma.s Gypsy Girls
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