One day she was asked by a traveller to make some dresses like with ones in ‘Gone with the Wind’. The lady never returned to buy the dresses, so Thelma hung them up on display, but before she knew it she had dozens of traveller women gathering around, asking for similar ones. A few years later she was asked to make a wedding dress for a young traveller… and then she was hit with the demand for a 217 ft train and 18 bridesmaid dresses. And she hasn’t looked back since. Now the dress designer favoured by gypsy brides all over the UK, Thelma has become a much-loved and trusted figure, and over time an unofficial spokesperson for the often misunderstood traveller community. From strict childhoods, teenage pregnancies, extravagant weddings, lonely young brides, secrets, lies, and the truth about money and men, Thelma will reveal a culture of drama and contrasts.