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Gate 7 Inspired: Tachibana Kimono Top by Khallandra Gate 7 Inspired: Tachibana Kimono Top by Khallandra
I love Tachibana, he's one of my favourite characters and I wanted to make something that shows my love of the series, but not be restricted to the cosplay cupboard.

Idea: Tachibana inspired Kimono that can be worn at conventions, but also worn as a nice going out outfit - not a cosplay
Series: CLAMPs Gate 7
Design Idea Based on: [link]
Time: About 3-4 weeks

Construction Details: (Everything in quotes since none of them are traditional in any sense)
'Kimono' Pattern that has been shortened and arms shortened as well, more like a haori in length as Tachibana typically wears hakama so the shortened top fitted nicely.
Made from gold patterned Japanese cotton, the inner kimono was made from simple white nylon lining, though I suspect this will make it very hot and I might replace it later.
'Obi' is made from gold pleather and lingerie elastic, it is just a simple cloth belt design
'Hangesa' is made from white silk, black satin and gold cord, not made traditionally or using any sort of pattern. Painted with gold acrylic and sealed. The glyph is Tachibana's logo in the series (and adorns art of him) whilst the blossoms are orange blossoms based off of the CLAMP design of them, but hand drawn versions.
Embroidery Scanned in the hand-drawn orange blossoms, converted them into digital format and got them machine embroidered, then cut them out and stitched them onto the top.
Bag Left over cotton, lined with left over satin and draw strung with left over cord (cause I always forget to make pockets in things and smart phones don't fit in my jeans)

Was a new thing to try and do, quite expensive fabric, but if I can get some real world use out of this (and I will) it's worth it.
My mother gave me some silk to try and make another one. I would like to make a Sakura inspired one in white if I can find the perfect fabric for it, as this ones fabric is just lovely. I also have a silk chinese collared top I can wear under this if the nylon lining is too hot.

Edit: Wait what? I'm thoroughly shocked :iconveryshockedplz: thank you so much to `SavageFrog and ^Talty
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Given 2013-05-01
:iconrubycrimson:
RubyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS SOO PERFECT! I totally can't stop staring at this! +fav 
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconluo-chan:
luo-chan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love gate 7! U deserve a DD ;v;
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
Gate 7 is one of my fav CLAMP works =)
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:iconshrimpheby:
shrimpHEBY Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beautiful outfit. ;v;
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconpetitebubu:
PetiteBubu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so beautiful!
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconclyra-the-wolf:
Clyra-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
i wish i could make one this nice
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) I've been on the lookout for an awesome red fabric to make a red one too :D
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:iconclyra-the-wolf:
Clyra-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
awesome!
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:iconclio-mokona:
clio-mokona Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
:love:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been featured in this list with my DD selections for the month :) [link] have a good week!
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:iconyuikita-sumaki777:
Yuikita-Sumaki777 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconailislilly:
ailislilly Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations!Will you be doing a sakura inspired top too?
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and yes, I'm on the hunt for the perfect fabric to use, haven't found anything even close yet, but I will :D
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:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A DD!! :3
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconoctopusglomp:
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:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np :) occtupus!! :D
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:iconaneirin-aryon:
Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very cool!
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconfancydanceplz:
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:icononigiri22:
onigiri22 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
that is gorgeous!!! you are so talented!!!
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D :iconbunnyglompplz:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconcopterglomp1plz:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:icondamondasaru:
DamonDaSaru Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Ooo love the fabric and nicely designed. I wouldn't know where to wear this to though.
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The store had so many nice fabrics I wanted to make one out of all of them! But I don't know what I'd do with so many of them :D
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:iconsarehptar:
sarehptar Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So excited to see something Gate 7 inspired getting a DD. Gorgeous manga and gorgeous work on this kimono! :heart:
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
It is such a beautiful manga, all of their designs are so gorgeous, especially Hana's outfits. I love all the title pages with the Sengoku era armour, I wish I could make those too!
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:iconpastmisfortunes:
PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it reminded me of someone! Ah, Tachibana-kun~
"FREELOADER!"
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Tachibana he's such a fun character, I always laugh when he's doing his 'menacing aura' :D
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:iconpastmisfortunes:
PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah. It's all like, "DOOOOM" and then I'm scared for Chika-chan...
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:iconkisamomo:
kisamomo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :glomp: :D
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:iconkisamomo:
kisamomo Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
anytime
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:iconkizunanarisaki:
KizunanariSaki Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
...Let me just sum up what happened on Skype with I saw this.
"AYA" * 50
"I WANT IT!" * 20
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :blush:
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:icongrohlkiller:
grohlkiller Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cute *o*
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D :icondaleklaplz:
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:iconarusung:
AruSung Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Photographer
Amazing :wow:
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconkittenglompplz:
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:iconarusung:
AruSung Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Photographer
You're welcome :bow:
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:icondracorex1890:
DracoRex1890 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
this is very fancy :D
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconbubblegum423:
Bubblegum423 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS AMAZING!
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconkittyglompplz:
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:iconwallachianbard:
WallachianBard Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gratz on the DD.
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