Make Do and Mend Project Update

Progress is being made by the Birmingham City University Fashion Design students working on Make Do and Mend project.  

Each student is designing and making an outfit which works the theme of wartime austerity and make do and mend.  Their work has largely been inspired by their visit to see the Museum’s dress collections in December and meeting with members of Birmingham Air Raid Remberance Association who shared their experiences of living in Birmingham during the Second World War. 


Yesterday we visited the students together with project photographer Andrew Jackson to document their progress to date. Their designs include a cape made from a reconstructed RAF jacket, a body-con dress made from a second hand jumper, a Dig for Victory inspired patriotic apron, and a rag rug inspired bolero.  We will visit again next week and maybe give you a sneak preview of some of the outfits.

Jo-Ann Curtis, Curator – History


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