Stripes were big in the late 60's. Very much a part of the mod scene. I wanted to do a striped skirt inspired by the stripes of the 60's. Luckily, I was able to find a vintage fabric on Etsy from "retrolabs." The fabric was a little tricky to work with as it was sold as a "woven synthetic." I'm not sure what that means, but it did ravel a tad and didn't sew with quite as much ease as a
Anyway, I like the result fine, except that this being a woven synthetic, it does wrinkle a tad and needs to be ironed. Ironing is still my mortal enemy! I also think this skirt has a bit of circus feel, sort of reminds me of a ringmaster. I'm not sure why-- I googled images of ringmasters and could not determine why this comes to my mind.
I have inserted a few pictures from the era of stripes. These are the types of images that inspire me. As usual, I don't own the rights and am not profiting off of them. Just showing them for illustration purposes under fair use.