Mailorder 8111 quirky shirt dress

You might have already seen this if you are following my blog as I wrote about this dress on there last week.

I am currently working my way through my so far unused pattern stash and this pattern caught my eye. The unusual front flappy button detail got me interested in making a version of this dress. I’m sometimes unsure about such details as they can look a bit over the top when they are actually made up but I’m quite happy with the final result.

I think I will use the pocket on other future sewing projects. It’s such a simple design with the added buttoned down bar.

There are more pictures over on my blog if you are interested. Thank you very much.

• Meet the Author • Bea


Twitter: @Beatrice_Winter Instagram: @beatricewinter Hi everyone, I am a German girl living in the UK. I am in love with all things vintage. My favourite decades are the 1920s-1960s. I am a freelance seamstress, property investor, army wife and crazy cat lady. Please visit my blog or add me on Twitter. I am interested in all your projects and inspirations and also would love to hear what you think about mine. XX


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11 comments… add one

  • Awesome dress! I love the fabric…you look amazing!

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    • Thank you very much Amy. Xx

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  • Very cute! I love the fabric you chose! What an interesting belt as well!

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    • Thank you. The belt is the only one that kind of goes with the dress. It’s 1970s vintage. A good decade mash up combined with the dress…a happy “accident”?

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  • I love the tabs around all the buttons- nice detail! And I agree- great belt!

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  • Love the button detail!

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  • I also like to use details, like your unique pocket, with other patterns. In fact I might just have to copy this button and tab. Thank you for sharing.

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  • I love this! The fabric is just beautiful.

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  • Wonderful fabric! Great dress!

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  • Those last 2 photos are super charming.

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  • Thank you all very much for your sweet comments. Xx

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