From vintage kimono to 1950 s fashion

From vintage kimono to 1950 s fashion

This beautiful kimono is starting it's journey. In a few weeks, it will be an amazing silk coat. This fabric has fabulous detail and a lovely picture around the bottom, which I will keep intact so the coat will have a full skirt. 

I have designed the waistband and am just working on the shape of the lapels. I want the design to be very simple and elegant, so that it does not distract from the fabric. Stay tuned to see how it develops!