131 Tibetan Chupa


Misses Extra Small to Extra Large.

This wrapped jumper has a centuries-long history in Tibet. It is traditionally worn with added layers of aprons, woolen sashes, and a panel coat (like our 118 Tibetan Panel Coat).  Worn alone or with a blouse (like our 111 Nepali Blouse), the Chupa is a beautiful contemporary garment.

The Chupa features an asymmetrical wrap front, front and back shaping darts,  wide neckband, and simple faced armholes, and unique side extensions that wrap around the back to tie in front.  The resulting silhouette is slim, yet the extensions enable enough leg room to make walking easier than most wrap skirts. Both the Chupa and Chupa inspired wrap skirt can be made in the traditional ankle length or below the knee length.

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight cottons and blends such as denim, corduroy, velveteen, and poplin; medium-weight linen; medium-weight wool such as flannel, gabardine, and tweeds; medium-weight silk such as noil or tussah.

Yardage chart (.pdf)

Sewing Tip

If you are making the Skirt, note the following error in the instructions: At the top of the third column on page 4, Skirt Front J is shown in the illustration. The text should read: "Sew raw ends of Ties to right side of Front at stars...."