Thursday, October 2, 2014


This is my first attempt at making a Chinese Qipao or Cheongsam.  My cousin, Michelle, downloaded the pdf pattern from the internet and painstakingly pieced 32 pages of the A4 size papers together!!  She drew the completed pattern out for me on a single sheet of paper which made my life so much easier and faster to make this dress!!!  However, after completing the dress, I found out that it's a little bit tight for me so I ended up putting two darts at the back of the dress to make it smaller for my niece.  I am hoping she can fit into it!!!  I had some trouble piecing the mandarin collar, though.  I had to rip it apart and watched some videos on Youtube to get it just about right!!!  For info, this pattern on the internet is size S.  I think I need an M..... :-(

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