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Mailorder 8111 quirky shirt dress

May 28, 2013

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 unsureĀ 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.

    1. 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”?

  1. 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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