MEND AND MAKE DO: DRESSMAKING CLASSES IN LONDON, 1943

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Pupils of a London County Council dressmaking class hold a fashion parade to show their friends and family what they have learnt. In the foreground is Mrs Johnson, who is wearing the blue frock she was married in 20 years ago. The dress has been completely remodelled with pink and white silk. Behind her, Mrs Hill is wearing a skirt she has made from a pair of postman's trousers. Third in line is Mrs Bolton, from the Kennington class.

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