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).
This is the PDF pattern. The paper pattern can be found here. This PDF pattern includes files for the following: sewing instructions, historical lore and authentic detailing, print at home version (for A4 or 8.5"x11" paper), A0 copy shop version (5 pages, also set up for projectors), and 36" wide copy shop version.
Suggested fabrics: Silk or silk-like synthetics, light or medium-weight cotton, or lightweight wool
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