June 14, 2020
This classic dress in two lengths is synonymous with elegance. The Cheongsam (Cantonese for "Long Dress) dates from the 1930's and is homage to the merging of Eastern and Western fashion from this time.
It is a perfect dress to show off some amazing brocades or silks.
Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight silk; lightweight brocade and jacquard weaves; satin; rayon or blends.
Below are some fabric suggestions from some of our favorite fabric stores. Please note, these suggested fabrics are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written, and may go out of stock from store at some point. If link is invalid for specific product, look for a similar fabric you can substitute.
I love this floral silk noil jaquard from Stone Mountain and Daughter! It would make a gorgeous dress!
This medium-weight silk tweed from Bolt Fabric is beautiful and would make a lovely dress that could be accented perfectly with finishing touches like frog closures.
And, this black and silver floral brocade from Style Maker Fabrics would make a stunning Cheongsam.
Finally, this silk/cotton sateen would be a simple option, and would be especially beautiful with a contrasting fabric binding. Harts Fabric has several other colors also.