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I have an absolutely beautiful black and red silk asian style silk dress that was a gift. It is sooo beautiful- but doesn't fit. never did- way too small. anyway- I really want to convert it so something- but don't know what. Ideas? It has that wonderful mandarin collar with all the fancy trim that would make a really lovely_____________. See. I draw a blank. I am so. tired of seeing it hang there in my closet.
 

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Wall hanging? I've seen kimonos framed and put up as decorations at Chinese restaurants. This might work too.<br><br>
Anna
 

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I'm not sure if you want to show it off more than this, but I'd use it to line purses from dc jeans.
 

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I would see if you could either doctor it into a skirt...or panels for a skirt or trim the bottom of a plain black skirt with the fabric and make a matching bag with it?...thats my idea hth
 

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Loving the purse lining ideas! Maybe black cord for fall/winter though. I could even make matching wallet/etc. I probably won't even have to tough the top- save it for some other project! Now to find black cord.....
 

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I love the idea of making a matching wallet... I wish I would have thought of that! Now off to see if the matching brocade I used is still on sale...
 
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