Check out this little gem that I found.
I am not an expert on Japanese fashion. Not even a little bit. I am more than happy to derive inspiration for people who know more than I do. For this project, I visited Liana's Pinterest board on furisode. If you, like me, have no idea what a furisode is, Wikipedia has a nice little article. My paper dolls are meant to be teens/young women so a furisode seemed appropriate.
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I also had the good fortune to find a bunch of vector Japanese patterns. Now, I don't know much about the cultural meanings of certain colors or patterns. I did know enough to steer clear of white. I think this is cute & youthful and hopefully a good representation of a furisode.