Another Friday, another work-at-home day, another installment of the Japanese Hippie Doomsday Cult fashion show.
This is the Tunic Dress with Lace from Happy Homemade Sew Chic. Yeah there’s no lace. The pattern calls for a wide 3-inch lace for the neckline. But I could not find any lace that worked with my fabric. I made it out of a slate blue Japanese cotton double gauze with a gold bamboo motif. Any gold colored lace I found looked pretty tacky-ass.
To ramp up the bling factor, I sometimes belt the dress with a long necklace, as shown. Also, I shortened the sleeves after my original make last year.
I call this my Japanese house dress and I wore it frequently last summer. The cotton double gauze is very comfy in hot humid weather.