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Summary: Second World War British Ministry of Information newsreel trailer, in support of the "Make Do And Mend" campaign, encouraging women to work together and form a local "Make Do And Mend" group.
Description: The film opens with a shot of four 1942-1943 clothing ration books and cuts to a family discussing the clothing points. A knock at the door is followed by shots of clothes that have been put away and forgotten - these clothes suggest how they can be used for new purposes; an old suit could become a costume for the daughter or short trousers for the son; two old jumpers could be reknitted in to a new sweater; two old shirts could be remade in to shirts for the son and the mother's wedding dress could be made in to a nightdress and panties. The mother does not know how to make these clothes and the commentary advises her to ask at the Technical Institute or to look for a local "Make Do And Mend Group". The film cuts to film of a group of women seated around a table all busy at their needlework - one woman turns to the camera and says "Why not get together with your friends and form a "Make Do And Mend Group" and you can all help each other". The film ends with the title "FORM A MAKE DO AND MEND GROUP".