Ok, so, I know what you are probably thinking – ‘Why would she want to refashion that dress – it’s already adorable’, just know, that I totally agree with you! I found this dress last year at a vintage shop near my house and just loved the bright print on it, but, here a year later, I hadn’t worn it once!
About a year ago too, my grandmother gave me this beautiful two piece vintage outfit (another thing I had yet to wear – but I intended to – I swear!). We have no idea who in my family wore this (no one really likes orange). Regardless of color, and style, I really loved the shorts, so I decided I had to do the label justice, and actually wear them..
Orange can be a difficult color to match, I went through my closet probably three times looking for a top to go with it and came up empty. Eventually, I went back and pulled the aforementioned year-old, unworn, vintage shop dress and just knew it had to be chopped..
That’s right, I’m literally wearing all vintage!
The original outfit was two pieces, I didn’t wear the jacket for a couple of reasons:
1. I’m not sure it is really my style, or that I would actually wear it not on the blog
2. When I put the jacket on, it looks like I’m not wearing any pants (see the scandal below).
After looking at the label, I decided to do a little research on the designer, Bobbie Brooks. The label was founded in 1939 by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1959, it became the first woman’s garment-making company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. During the 1960s, Bobbie Brooks was one of the five largest garment manufacturers in the US, with fifteen factories producing 18,000,000 garments a year.