Here's a nice photo of women in similar skirts.
And one last photo. One of the reasons the Roommate & I collect textiles is the loving care that goes into them. This skirt not only displays the intricate weaving process, it also has a lovely velvet border added along part--probably the front, to make it a bit dressier. I love the idea of a woman, somewhere, deciding to make her skirt just a little bit prettier! You go, chica!
Also, I'm joining the Vintage Pattern Pledge, started by A Sewing Odyssey, over at her blog. You just have to look through all your amazing vintage patterns, then choose 5 that you pledge to make in 2014. Fun, huh? I will be curious to see what everyone else comes up with. And am already wondering if some of the vintage-inspired patterns, and vintage reprints count?!
You can tweet about it here: #vintagepledge
My first up vintage will definitely be Simplicity 6693 (1974), which I've already started on. The Roomate has two so far, but I've already started on one for a friend!