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Cotton Lace?

I purchased this Elie Tahari 100% cotton lace at Vogue fabrics while at the Expo last week. Yes, it’s an impulse buy, but did I mention it was only $10/yd? I’m a big fan of this designer as his garments often have interesting details or fabrics. I got 3 yards at 38″ wide. The color is a very pale yellow with a geometric pattern. It’s fairly thick and has a heavy drape. I’ve draped it over Helena. So what should it be? IMG_8984 IMG_8983 And how is this stuff sewn together anyways? My closest experience is with eyelet which is a different animal. My first reaction was that this should be a sheath dress with simple style lines. I think it would work well with the drape and weight of the fabric. It could be fully lined or just have a matching slip underneath. Sounds good but I have no occasion to wear such a garment. I’m getting cold just thinking about it! Maybe a “big shirt” to wear over something else? But why would I wear something that didn’t cover me up or keep me warm? Maybe lined or underlined? A tunic over a solid sheath? A skirt? A jacket or coat? This could be very successful if done right but….it could also look like I decided to sew up my grandmother’s tablecloth! I’d like to go funky rather than dressy. I’m polling my friends asking just what should this be. Any ideas?