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Mitchell Mitchell Shift Dress

Button-up Back of Swingin' Sixties Style Shift

Button-up Back of Swingin' Sixties Style Shift

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.)