The Ivy Retreat

Red Striped Dress- Day 1

DressRachel ChurchComment

Hi again!  I hope everyone is having a nice long holiday weekend and has plans to be sipping a yummy drink with a slice of pineapple and a mini umbrella and at an outdoor event sometime soon. Ahh...sounds nice!  Inspired by Memorial Day Weekend, I brought out my long sleeved red and white striped button down dress to fix up next.  I do love me some stripes, but this ensemble might be a little too full of them.  With minor adjustments, I'll have it looking modern and ready to wear in no time. 

I did some research on this beauty and found that it was from a company called Avalon Classics. Inc.  I couldn't get much on said company, but I did find a tiny tag sewn into the waistband from the ILGWU, The International Ladies Garment Workers Union.  I investigated a little harder and because of the style of tag and codes that are listed, this dress was made between 1963 and 1974 in the USA. Awesome.  Check back in tomorrow to see how work is moving along and what I have planned for this piece!