When we were kids, a dressmaker we called Mitchell Mitchell, (in hindsight, more likely Mrs Mitchell) made most of our clothes. Shop bought dresses were an expensive luxury. How times have changed!
Now mass-produced clothes are the norm and handmade clothing a luxury reserved for special occasions (ie. wedding dresses.)
In tribute to Mitchell Mitchell, I sewed a little girls shift dress, just like the ones we wore. I think the fabric even came from Mum's archive (the granny flat behind her house.)