CNY Cheongsam

Added Feb 15, 2013

by sertyan

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Happy Chinese New Year 2013! Wishing everyone happiness and health always. For CNY this year I wore 2 handmade dresses, which was a first as I have always been wearing RTW previously.

On the first day of CNY I wore a cheongsam I made using the Burda Fatina pattern, made with inexpensive kain songket fabric. The fabric has a beautiful sheen and weave to it. Kain Songket is sort of like brocade but thinner and is prone to ravelling fibers. In the past I have always felt slightly guilty buying pricey RTW cheongsams and only wearing it once for this annual special ocassion but this year I am guilt free as I made my own cheongsam. As many have mentioned, this pattern is a bit boxy so next time I make it I will make sure I include bodice darts at the back.

Blogged about here:

http://sertyan.blogspot.com/2013/02/chinese-new-year-dresses-burda-fatina.html

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    Feb 15, 2013, 04.40 PMby Mary Athey

    looks lovely.on you,.happy.chinese.new year to.you as well x

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