Last night I watched the first episode of Thelma’s Gypsy Girls – a channel 4 show where the wedding dress-maker featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding series offers seamstress apprenticeships to traveller girls. Here’s the blurb: “Dressmaker Thelma Madine, from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, has a reputation for creating incredible wedding dresses for gypsies and travellers, and has worked closely with the community for over 15 years. But now Thelma’s decided she wants to give something back to the people who put her on the map.”
If you missed the programme last night, I’d recommend you get it on 4OnDemand and catch up, because I’m sure this will be another hit show for everyone who loved the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series. I enjoyed it simply because we were given an insight into the background work that goes into those big wedding dresses and I was amazed at just how many members of staff Thelma employs – I thought it was just her and a sewing machine churning out all those crazy gowns! But now she’s expanding, and again I was amazed at how much the new factory and equipment was costing her. I’m glad I’m still only a small-ish tutu making business – I certainly couldn’t afford to open a factory like that! Maybe one day though!
Anyway, there was plenty of my favourite thing – the dresses, the bling and the big tulle skirts so here’s a gratuitous look back at some of the amazing traveller wedding dresses featured in the show:
Did you have a favourite wedding dress from the series? What did you think of their jaw-dropping hen-night outfits?? Do you think I could diversify into wedding outfits?!