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Macau Dress

Added Jan 16, 2015

by alice9163

Miri, Malaysia






I made this dress for our Macau trip soon. Dress code is Qipao for gala dinner; I am quite pleased with the result though I think the color may be a bit too pastel for dinner.
I did not make my usual size 38, I made size 40 instead.. I would say it suits me just fine, I do not want it to be too tight! I did not change anything else for my 165cm height

Material Notes

Japanese cotton for fashion fabric.
Blue linen.
Cotton lining material for interlining.
Cotton bias tape ironed out to make hong kong seam.




Garment Type

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    Feb 25, 2017, 01.48 PMby suzsurfin10

    The dress dress is beautiful and fits you perfect. Thank you for the pictures and especially the pics of the inside construction. This is on my list for some silk I have from China (I’m a little scared but here I go!). Your pictures help!

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    Apr 14, 2015, 05.31 AMby Madonna Brown

    Thanks for posting the pictures as this helped me understand some of the instructions. Your dress looks beautiful on you.

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    Jan 22, 2015, 05.49 AMby hello Itsme

    Cute and ladylike

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    Jan 17, 2015, 06.19 PMby seabreit

    I liked your choice of contrasting fabric. Was there any problem with the weight, texture of the 2 materials when constructing? It’s a nice change from the usual Chinese silk creations.You need to make a size larger so you can eat the 8-10 banquet courses!

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      Jan 18, 2015, 05.40 AMby alice9163

      I made sure blue band fabric was similar weight or lighter than dress main body fabric. Bands have to be interfaced throughout so really fine and soft woven fusible interfacing was what I used. As for interlining for dress I also used very fine cotton.

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    Jan 17, 2015, 11.22 AMby Mary Athey

    I was hoping to see one of these made up as It’s on my to do list ( very long list lol). This looks fabulous on you and i love your fabric choice x

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    Jan 17, 2015, 07.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful dress Alice! Wonderful work! It will be very nice for the gala dinner :)

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    Jan 16, 2015, 09.22 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, lovely fit and print!

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    Jan 16, 2015, 02.10 PMby Laurel CJ

    great work!

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    Jan 16, 2015, 10.39 AMby bkkmei

    What a lovely dress. It will be super for the gala dinner.

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