20th Century


I’ve already done a whole post of stripe inspiration, but I just can’t resist showing you this gorgeous fashion plate from the Girl’s Own Paper.

Girl's Own Paper fashion plate, 1906

Just look at the way the stripes run across the sides!  The description says ‘the front and back widths of the skirt are cut on the straight, while the side widths are on the cross’.  Fabulous!

Now I just need a soft, draping fabric (preferably silk) with a satin stripe running through it.  The plate says grey and white, but I’m imagining it in a soft green…


    • Alas, I don’t have either, and I have TONS of other fabric, so I need to be good and sew with what I do have and keep this in the dream book, just in case the right fabric does come my way.

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