In the Mood for Cheongsam

Added Jan 25, 2012

by hunnyxpot

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Defied tradition (of wearing red, pink, gold or any other bright colours) and made myself a black and white cheongsam for the Chinese New Year. Inspired by one of the twenty cheongsams featured in β€œIn The Mood for Love”. Recycled the bodice for my Tulip Cheongsam last year and extended the bottom with an A-line.

Material Notes

Cotton by Kathy Hall and acetate lining




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jan 26, 2012, 05.47 AMby CationDesigns

    I love that you made a cheongsam in a non-traditional fabric!

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      Jan 27, 2012, 03.01 PMby hunnyxpot

      Thank you! It’s one of the ways to help cheongsam make a come back to everyday-wear. Silk brocade are sometimes stereotyped as “waitress uniforms”.

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    Jan 25, 2012, 10.03 PMby barmaglot

    Love cheongdam, yours is great!

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      Jan 27, 2012, 03.01 PMby hunnyxpot

      Thanks Barmaglot! I absolutely adore cheongsam, will definitely make more.

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    Jan 25, 2012, 09.31 PMby leslie

    The fabric is wonderful! This is such a pretty fashion—you did a great job.

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      Jan 27, 2012, 03.02 PMby hunnyxpot

      Thank you Leslie! The fabric is the highlight of the dress. I definitely hope to “casualize” and modernize the cheongsam.

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    Jan 25, 2012, 08.46 PMby Laurel CJ

    This is so pretty! I love the 60s style cheongsams from In the Mood for Love, yours definitely does them justice!

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      Jan 27, 2012, 02.58 PMby hunnyxpot

      Thank you Laureloo! I have a soft spot for cheongsams. Conservatively sexy!

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