Reality TV-loving romantics who tuned in to My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding for a glimpse at the gowns worn by traveler brides can now get a behind the ‘seams’ look at all the dreams and drama of a designer whose wedding wear is woven into the fabric of traveler culture.
Picking up the threads of her life following a divorce, designer Thelma Madine sold clothing in a Liverpool market before her first traveler commission for dresses inspired by Gone with the Wind started the celebrated seamstress on a career path to becoming the queen of gypsy wedding couture.
Lifting the veil on both her personal journey and that of her traveler clientele, the proprietor of Nico’s Dressmakers has stitched together stories of heartache and happiness in her just-released memoir, Tales of the Gypsy Dressmaker.
A 301-page tome, Tales of the Gypsy Dressmaker is available on Amazon.com for $21.33.
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