Folkwear - Paper Sewing Pattern - 122 Hong Kong Cheongsam

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Chinese cheongsam paper sewing pattern by Folkwear.

The Cheongsam (Cantonese for "Long Dress”) is an early 20th century variant of the Chinese Qipao, a hip-length shirt or tunic. The Cheongsam was first seen on celebrities and socialites as a way of modernizing this traditional garment. In 1929 the Cheongsam was chosen by the Chinese government as one of the National Dresses of China.

Our Cheongsam sewing pattern is simple, slender, and close-fitting. The dress draws the eye immediately to the classic fit, fabric, and finishing details. The construction is basic, with only two main pattern pieces. Cut without shoulder seams, the back and sleeves wrap over the shoulders. The curve of the front piece opens on the right side and fastens with frogs and a side zipper.

The dress fits closely in the bust and hips, while skimming over the waist, and tapers to a slightly curved hemline. Side slits provide ease of movement. The dress is offered full-length and in a contemporary just-below-the-knee length.

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight silk; lightweight brocade and jacquard weaves; satin; rayon or blends.

Fabric Requirements: See images.

Sizes Included: XS - 3XL

Folkwear provides sewing patterns that are based on authentic vintage and folk garments from around the world, with special focus on embellishment details, history, and honor of the garments and the cultures and times they originate from.

"We believe that sewing is made richer, and therefore more enjoyable, when you understand more about the garments you have been inspired to make - including their histories and cultures." - Folkwear


At Truro Fabrics we're a small, family-run business in the heart of Cornwall, UK. We love compiling our carefully chosen fabric collections and sharing beautiful products with our customers. All orders are lovingly wrapped in recycled tissue and re-purposed packaging, ready to arrive and be made into exciting creations.

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