Series 1 Episode 6
First Broadcast: 9PM Sun 12 August 2012

Just as Thelma's course is coming to an end, an allegation of racism explodes in the factory and Thelma has to face the daily prejudices of being a Traveller.

The girls have one last challenge: to design their own dresses and showcase them on a catwalk in front of their friends and family.

For inspiration, the girls visit a fashion museum, but the cultural differences between Travellers and non-Travellers become all too apparent, and an event leaves the girls shocked and angry.

There's a surprising late twist when two of the girls decide to leave the course, but the remaining trainees hold a fabulous final fashion show, showcasing everything they have learnt. All that remains for Thelma to do is pick who she will give the coveted jobs to...

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Dressmaker Thelma Madine, the fairy godmother of Gypsy wedding dresses, trains a group of gypsy and traveller girls to create elaborate wedding outfits