Dragon Kimono / Hanfu

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Description

My client requested a Hanfu/Kimono crossover inspired by a dragon god.  I combined two styles for this project: the top of a kimono and the bottom of a lush tight/flare skirt I made. I made french seams on the inside of the skirt and lined the top part of the dress. This way the kimono is a little tighter at the waist and less bulky when the belt is fastened. I modified and decorated various dragon appliques for this project and adorned the belt, shoulders and sleeves with them. The biggest dragon is placed on the train. 

Fabrics used: heavy brocade/damask mix