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The English Qipao

Added Mar 28, 2009

by juebejue

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:


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    Feb 19, 2015, 12.54 PMby Glamourglaze11

    Was looking to buy one next time i go back to Hong Kong my hometown next time but No, I’’m not waiting and I’m making this!! thank you!!!

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    Aug 25, 2011, 03.09 PMby pinkcaff

    wow- love this!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 02.25 PMby ksuok

    Could you explain how to print PDF pattern. It all seems to go in one page. All instructions I’ve read refer to multipage PDF patterns. I hope you can see what I mean)))

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    Dec 17, 2009, 07.20 PMby lovelyelement

    very nice on you. very modern style.

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    Dec 2, 2009, 10.07 PMby reichan

    Yes! I can make my own QiPao that WILL going to fit me! (The one I had is long and it’s not really flattering at the top, it was loose >.< )

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    Apr 25, 2009, 09.49 AMby meseide

    Beautiful dress and you matched the fabric perfectly! That must have been a lot of work…

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    Apr 6, 2009, 06.34 AMby lybu

    This dress suits you so well. Great fabric choice. I wanted to try that pattern too, but I did not find the right fabric yet

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    Mar 28, 2009, 10.56 AMby valkea

    thanks for the link! great!

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    Mar 28, 2009, 06.52 AMby koh

    Very cute. Can’t thank you enough for the links.

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    Mar 28, 2009, 02.55 AMby bojanatasic

    so cute! i always loved asian dresses,thanks for the pattern!

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    Mar 28, 2009, 02.30 AMby djoule

    This is very pretty ! Thanks for the link to the pattern, I’m definitely going to try it !

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