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In the Mood for Cheongsam

Added Jan 25, 2012

by hunnyxpot

Singapore, Singa...






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 “In 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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