Here are some close-up shots of the flowers.
She wore it before her wedding…
And I had the chance to wear it in high school when I was taking tea ceremony lessons.
Since then, it has remained folded and stored, and now my mom would like it to be refashioned into something wearable so it can be enjoyed again. I have to admit that I'm not really excited about taking it apart -- I guess I like the idea of keeping it as it was meant to be -- but I understand the desire to create something new.
There is quite a bit of yardage and the silk is quite heavy, so my initial thought was to create a long, lined jacket, which would show off the print. A dress would be beautiful, but I don't think it would get much wear given my mom's current lifestyle. Perhaps a tunic-length top? I would appreciate any ideas!