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If the Dress Fits

Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.

Down a side street in Weston-super-Mare, a tailor is working at his sewing machine. This is Vaughan. "I'm alright, it's everyone else that's the problem." Born in Lancashire, he doesn't mince his words. And he's the go-to for any alteration you might need - particularly prom dresses. He works with the dress shop across the road, making any dress work for any girl. Last year he altered and modified 130 dresses for prom season - but it landed him in hospital with a heart attack, so this year he's afraid of the sequin busts as they start to come through the door.

He's disparaging of many of the dresses on the rail - "females have no taste" - except one. The black dress. "That... Is this season's challenge. It'll take a brave girl to carry that off."

As prom fast approaches, no one has chosen the black dress. Until Carmen walks in...

Produced in Bristol by Polly Weston.

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28 minutes

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Mon 25 Jun 2018 11:00

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