Free Qipao Cheongsam Ladies Chinese Dress Pattern – Japanese Sewing, Pattern, cheongsam dress pattern Craft Books and Fabrics
Free Qipao Cheongsam Ladies Chinese Dress Pattern – Japanese Sewing, Pattern, cheongsam dress pattern Craft Books and Fabrics
Last week of school and I'm counting down to hopef Congratulations to @jeannemae35 for winning the bo The book review and flip through video is up on th I took this video when I was making the masks. Jus Follow on Instagram This error message is only visible to WordPress admins Quick Links Categories Baby Sewing Patterns Back to School Sewing Patterns Bags or Zakka Sewing Patterns Book Flip Through Videos Book Reviews Boys Sewing Patterns Buying Guide Finished Projects Free Japanese Sewing Patterns Links Free Patterns Girls Sewing Patterns Giveaways Guides Instagram Japanese Craft Books Japanese Fabrics Japanese Sewing Books Japanese Sewing Books in Chinese Japanese Sewing Books in English Japanese Sewing Magazines Kids Sewing Patterns Ladies Sewing Patterns Mens Sewing Patterns New Releases Pattern Testing Porcupine Patterns Sew-along Sewing Tutorials Sewing Videos Translations and Help with Patterns Uncategorized Where to Buy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com Where to Buy Quick Links FLICKR Share your book collection or finished projects in the Japanese Sewing Books Flickr Group! Shorts "s" Should it be printed scale to fit or not? I’ve always wanted to have a new qipao mine no longer fits since I was super skinny when my grandpa and grandma gave me mine, I was so skinny they had to take it in, but now I’m an XXXL, if you will, but is 135, Do you have any plans on making the pattern bigger than XL? Thank you ???? Bonjour, je ne vois pas ou est la deuxième partie pour finir la robe, merci pour ta reponse googled for more tips on cheongsam making and found this very useful website that had step-by-step videos. I followed the instructions to a T and was amazed at the end thank you, I have finally lost enough weight to look good in one of these beautiful dresses. Nearly finished a qipao using a java print bought in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe . Your post was really useful. I made my own pattern from my own close fitting dress block. Like you I used Winifred Aldrich’s book. Very pleased. Thank you. story.php?story_fbid=10210154463594484&id=1125441499 I’ve been wanting to remake the traditional/classic version of her costume, and found a free downloadable qipao pattern from Japanese Sewing Books: sesewingbooks.com/2016/11/09/free-qipao-pattern/ Does the pdf pattern have a “Test Square” so I can make sure it is printing the correct size? I used A4 paper but my printer auto shrinks the image to 91% to get it to fit on the page. At 100% the pattern lines and arrows do not fit on the page. This is for the sz L ladies qipao pdf pattern. Thank you. However, do note that my way of attaching the collar is not the traditional way of sewing on a collar. It was my one step short-cut way of preventing the dreaded collar-not-matching-neckline nightmare, and also a quick and easy way to hide the raw edges without having the baste the inner collar. So if you are not used to my method, please feel free to use my free patterns and attach the collars in your favourite way. If you are in between sizes, read part 2 here about  making adjustments for your own measurements. I will also do another write up about variations of the classic design, adding sleeves, and discuss decorative ways of embellishing the Qipao when I have more time to do so. Hi Corinne, Part 2 is here sesewingbooks.com/2016/11/10/making-adjustments-to-your-ladies-qipao-cheongsam-chinese-dress-free-pattern/ No, but I know I should add it in ???? I will next time! Are you using A4 paper? I find that if the setting is at letter size it will shrink to 91% automatically. So change it to A4 and do not scale the image and the lines should fit. Thanks so much for putting up this post and pattern. While I am from sunny Singapore, I am currently overseas and having to spend Chinese New Year abroad. This comes at a perfect time! Hopefully wearing a qipao then will bring some festive cheer.
Oh and one more thing. If you do make a Qipao using this pattern or the kids version, do post it on Facebook/Instagram with the hashtag #MadeMyOwnQipao to be eligible for a very special giveaway at the end of the year! So there is this local sewing community group of Facebook that I am a member of, and recently the same topic came up, as all the sewing enthusiasts are getting ready to start sewing for the New Year. I decided to try drafting it for my size and despite my disbelief that I would actually be able to fit into the dress while drafting it, I was pleasantly surprised that it really was not that difficult, and yes I did fit into it. I was also surprised that it actually made me look rather slim, and this debunks the theory that you need to look like a model to look good in a qipao. You just need one that fits you well. Read Part 2 – How to make adjustments to the free patterns here may have seen this already if you follow me on instagram or facebook. Using my own free qipao pattern, I used the bodice piece and attached a simple peplum pattern to the waist line. The above is me I do have a question. Do you use centimeters or inches for measurement? I’m mostly asking because I am a very small woman. Thank you for the patterns. Do I print them in A4 or A3 paper? Sleeves are in the works! ???? Planning for more options the next round… Some photos from my own testing. Note that this is still an unfinished piece, as I ran out of bias while sewing and I have no red buttons to complete the dress! Hence the front piece is not quite fixed in place. So, emboldened by my personal “success”, I present to you, a set of free Qipao sewing patterns for your personal use. cheongsam dress pattern I can only test my own size, and as I’m between a M and L these will be available for download. I used standard measurements from the Winifred Aldrich “metric pattern cutting for women’s wear” as well as a Qipao sloper diagram to draft these patterns, but as I mentioned earlier, that in order to achieve perfect fit, you will need to make some adjustments for your own shape and size. I will be writing up another post about adjusting the standard patterns for your own measurements later on. So watch out for it. Hi, how should i increase the measurements on the drawing for plus size? Free Qipao Cheongsam Ladies Chinese Dress Pattern – Japanese Sewing, Pattern, cheongsam dress pattern Craft Books and Fabrics
Free Qipao Cheongsam Ladies Chinese Dress Pattern – Japanese Sewing, Pattern, cheongsam dress pattern Craft Books and Fabrics
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Note that these patterns are free for testing, please leave me your comments below if you find anything missing in the patterns. For fit issues, please refer to the section below on Adjustments for Fit. I will now give you the materials and instructions on making the toile. This post will focus on getting the right size and right fit. Very important! Make a muslin/toile first! This is very important. Especially if you are intending to use a special fabric. Do not cut into it until you are sure your qipao fits you well! I used a cheap $1.40/m cotton for my muslin. Long stitches without backstitching the ends so that I can quickly undo it and make adjustments. Bias tape – if you want to practice attaching the bias on the curved edge of the qipao and collar. For beginners you might find it a little challenging to get a smooth flat finish especially when the front bodice curves up to the collar, so it might be good to test it out on the muslin, but for fit purposes it is not neccesary to finish the edge with bias. At least 1.5 m of muslin/cotton/anything you can cut into without crying if you make a mistake. Preferably a plain light colored fabric that you can easily make markings on. Ever since my first post on making the Girls’ version of the Chinese Qipao in January 2014 , I have received lots of feedback and seen lots of pictures on social media of the dress. I have been thinking about making the same pattern for adults for a long time, but was hesitant to do so because the adult’s version is a much more challenging dress. It is a fitting dress that hugs your curve  It would be hard to create a standard set of patterns that will achieve the same effect. This is the same reason why most people choose to tailor make their Qipaos, because you simply need it to be made to your size. Hello ???? First of all thank you so much for this pattern! My question is, do we print “fit to page” or not? Hope to hear from you soon ???? Hi … do you have this pattern but with a short sleeve ? No, always print at 100% size for all patterns. The following describes the Materials and instructions for making a toile. Once you have perfected the fit, use the toile to work on your nice fabric to make your own Qipao. The front pattern piece is traced in 3 steps, as follows. Note that the front piece is traced on the right side of the fabric. Note the orientation of the front piece. The curve should be running down the right side of the chest towards the right arm. Flip the skirt piece to match the other side seam.  Seam allowances are NOT included in the pattern. This is to cater for possible pattern adjustments. Do all the pattern adjustments before adding on seam allowances. Follow the diagram below to add on your seam allowances. Transfer markings to your muslin and cut. Now you are ready to sew! The first thing you have to do is to sew up the bust darts and the waist darts. Use a long stitch so that you can undo the darts for fine adjustments if needed. Other than that, the process of sewing up the rest of the Qipao is pretty much the same as the kids version. So you can follow the sew-along / video tutorial series. Thank’s a lot. It was my dream. Thank you, thank you. It’ s only for me. An invisible zipper that is long enough to extend from your underarm down to the hips. Hi, I am making adjustement to the xl pattern. the hip line that you state in your table is 112cm. So if I do the calculation as your instruction for the adjustement. H/4 should give 28cm. But on the actual xl pattern it is 25. On the print out it said XL. Am I wrong?Thanks By the way thank you so much for the pattern! the series on Making a Ladies Qipao / Cheongsam / Chinese Dress. In the first part, I have included free pattern downloads in standard sizes S,M and L. But as I mentioned yesterday, modern cheongsam dress uk