Not the kind of problem that requires the use of rash ointment or special shoes, but a problem none-the-less.
Many moons ago, when I was a little younger and a lot dumber, I purchased a lot of striped silk taffeta from an online retailer. I had intended to use the material for Harriet Aiken's dress for the Jehossee project. However, when the fabric came, it was obvious that the repeat was too damned big for a classy gown of 1850.
Or so I thought at the time.
Since then, I've harbored notions of using it for 18th, 19th and even modern fashions, though I have no real direction for modern use other than a flirty 50's dress or something.
Anyway, here are the top contenders for striped silk use:
A perennial favorite, from the New Brunswick Museum site. I have loved this dress for years. The salmon stripes in this are much thinner than the larger green stripes in my fabric, but the overall scale of the stripe is comparable. Enough to justify making an 1840's dress out of my fabric, though not necessarily a ballgown.
Again, the size of the stripe is a bit narrower here, but the vibrant red and unapologetic duo-chromatic scheme make a bolder statement.
Despite the early fears of her parents, Prudence Cavendish was able to overcome her apparent handicap, and, along with the albino rump roast which had claimed her hand, lived a long and full life.
This feels pretty "right" to me too. So many choices... Anyone care to weigh in? I promise to mock you for your opinions.