• Short Summary

    Home workers knit parts of garments then send them to be assembled at Madame Madeleine's.

  • Description

    Hand knitted dresses - women knit parts of garments at home then send them to be assembled in Madame Madeleine's workrooms.


    Various shots of a woman knitting in her living room at home. C/U wool basket. The camera pans down part of dress woman is knitting. L/S woman taking the same dress part out of cardboard box at Madame Madeleine's workrooms. Also in the box is the paper pattern. C/U woman putting paper pattern onto table and then putting knitted part over the top. C/U of her face. C/U as she pins part to pattern. L/S woman measuring across knitting, she then rolls it up and walks out of the picture.

    Various shots of woman pinning permanent pleats into the skirt, she puts towel over skirt and presses pleats with an iron. M/S of another woman with cardigan on tailor's dummy fixing band round neck. Another woman adjusts the shoulders of a darker cardigan. The camera pans from model's face down to cardigan she is wearing. M/S as it pans up her pleated skirt to the cardigan again. L/S of another model standing in a doorway showing a knitted dress. The camera pans from her dress up to her face.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:59:00 / 01:30:34:00
    NP 503

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