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Added Mar 28, 2009

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...






This is the Qipao of my dreams :P well, after the test run, I bought nice silk from SF’s famous Britex, and made this dress. I altered it a little to make it shorter. But I still didnt get the two front curvy thing to line up. I put pipng all alone any edges I could find, and I like the result. I also got lucky and had a maroon separating zipper, and therefore this dress can be opened up like a shirt! :) But for anyone trying this pattern, I may suggest to just sew the sides and front together and put a zipper in the back :)

All in all, i achieved the traditional look I wanted and I was able to make it fit much better :)

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    Jan 18, 2017, 09.52 AMby Stullhee5

    It looks perfect!!!!

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    Jan 11, 2017, 11.27 AMby joemorris5


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    Jun 17, 2010, 08.30 PMby silkdress

    Beautiful. I made a red velvet qipao, but it looks not good.

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      Jul 10, 2012, 01.07 AMby hasina

      hi, can u please show how to draft and do cutting of chinese dress qipao.

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      Jul 10, 2012, 01.07 AMby hasina

      hi, can u please show how to draft and do cutting of chinese dress qipao.

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    Nov 30, 2009, 01.53 AMby reichan

    It’s beautiful! So you’re Chinese as well?

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    Sep 7, 2009, 10.50 PMby ladysunshine

    Your dress is sensational! I have been looking for a pattern. Thank you so much and enjoy the lovely fruits of your labor.

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    May 15, 2009, 11.52 AMby earthenwings

    This is so beautiful! I have to say, I love your work all the more for the cheeky, flirty faces that you make. _

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    Apr 6, 2009, 06.38 AMby lybu

    Beautiful. I love it.

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    Mar 31, 2009, 11.33 AMby mirela

    Thanks for posting this! I was wondering about this pattern, beautiful dress and photos!

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    Mar 30, 2009, 05.25 PMby camilaustral

    very nice! you look great ;)

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    Mar 28, 2009, 08.03 AMby scrumptiousdelight

    Perfect colour on you!

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    Mar 28, 2009, 06.53 AMby jj1

    I adore this dress. It fit you perfectly. I love the sleeves and the high slit! One thing I want to tell you is that you might want to move darts down. The side darts are too high due to the shrinking process. Press front pattern piece on your body and mark the apex. Move the whole side bust dart down. Dart should point to Apex but never touch it. Half an inch from bust dart is the idea.

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    Mar 28, 2009, 04.41 AMby lyndi

    this is amazing!! i love it – & would love to make one too. i have a question about the pattern: ‘did you print it on one huge page or on many smaller ones?’ i found that website with those patterns but cannot seem to print them our properly. thanks, Lyndi*

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    Mar 28, 2009, 02.32 AMby djoule

    Wow ! Beautiful !

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    Mar 28, 2009, 01.51 AMby sewella

    Another great dress!! And beautiful fabric! It looks perfect!

    Thank you for the ‘chinese frog’ buttons link. I’ve always wanted to know how to make them but actually never got to ‘google’ for them!

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