This classic jacket in three lengths and with front or asymmetrical opening is descended from the noblewoman's attire of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is still worn by people of Chinese heritage around the world as a festive garment. It can be made in lavish silks or satin for formal occasions or cottons for everyday wear. Indigo-dyed cotton is a traditional choice for everyday wear.
Additionally, the garment has been simplified into a truly versatile design with different options for unusual closures for all three views. The three views included are: (View A) a short length unlined easy sew, (View B) a finger tip length lined version with a more decorative detailing, and (View C) a lined mid-calf length with a faced center front opening.
Pattern includes heat transfer designs for traditional embroidered motifs and instructions for embroidery. The pattern provides instructions for knotted buttons and loop closures (frogs).
Suggested fabrics: Silk or silk-like synthetics, light or medium-weight cotton, or lightweight wool
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