Women sit at tables and work with needle and thread during a dressmaking class in a school in Brixton. Standing in the foreground, to help one of the women is Miss Clifford, a London County Council instructress. The LCC has been running such classes for many years, but their popularity has grown since the outbreak of the war, and the introduction of clothes rationing and Make Do and Mend. According to the original caption, Miss Clifford's jacket has been made out of a pair of white flannel trousers. One of the daughters of the women can also be seen, joining in with the sewing in the bottom right hand corner of the photograph.