Added Feb 1, 2012
I wanted a dress to do the traditional visiting rounds in, for Chinese New Year.
This one is in auspicious red and orange colours, so it’s very New Years-y indeed, never mind the Darth!! It was great, because all the non-traditional younger folk recognized him, and all the traditional old folk just thought it was a nice red auspicious dress. Hah!
Last pic shows the dress in action at First Aunt’s house. I’m holding two oranges – the word for them (‘kum’) is very similar-sounding to the one for ‘gold’ in dialect. Yes, the Chinese have money on their mind always!
More details and lots more pics on my blog.
old cotton bedsheet (ebay), chiffon x 1FQ for back panel, polyester lining
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