The English Qipao
Added Mar 28, 2009
San Jose, Califo...
I really wanted a fitted Qipao — chinese traditional dress. So this is a test run. I used a stretchy checkered pattern and made sure to match the lines. I think it turned out well! I also made my own frog buttons when i found out that it sells for $3 each in fabric stores :P It has piping on top, and it was a little long for me. Also, i shrunk it a little when printing the pattern to fit me better, but the front button part was probably shrunk inproportionally, because they didnt match eachother.
Free pattern at:
Tutorial on making the frog closure: