Folkwear Sewing Pattern number 114
Pattern includes Misses' Sizes Petite-Small (6-8), Medium (10-12) and Large (14-16)
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions.
~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~
The origins of this classically elegant jacket, worn today by Chinese people throughout the world on festive occasions, may be traced back 4,000 years. Lavishly decorated lined robes of silk, satin, or gauze were worn by the wealthy over matching skirts or trousers. This jacket was adopted at all levels of Chinese society, often in indigo-dyed cotton for everyday wear.
View A is our Easy-to-Sew unlined version. The typical side closing is formed by a shaped front overlap fastened by knotted buttons and frog closures at the neck and under the right arm. The bell sleeves, neckline, overlap, and gracefully curved hem edge are all finished with inside facings. A mandarin collar may be added to all views.
View B uses the same pattern pieces as View A. The jacket is lined, and the contrasting facings, piped with a narrow bias strip, are turned to the outside for a more decorative effect. Both views A and B may be cut short or fingertip length.
In view C, the faced center front opening is fastened with simple or more elaborate frogs. Faced side vents are added. View C is also lined, and may be cut short, fingertip, or mid-calf length.
Optional embellishment techniques include transfer designs for traditional roundels of embroidery, a couched embroidered butterfly to embellish side vents of View C, hand-painting techniques, and knotted button and loop closures (frogs).
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