CHINESE SKIRT Folkwear Clothing Pattern 115. Sizes included: Petite to Extra Large. Pattern is uncut and unused. Includes instructions and embroidery transfer designs.
Original vintage Folkwear pattern 115 from 1978. I have included a photo of the back of the envelope showing measurements, yardages, notions, and other info. Recommended fabrics: silk or silk-like synthetic fabrics, chintz, polished cotton, medium and lightweight cotton, or lightweight wool.
Envelope back reads: "Long pleated wrap skirts of richly decorated silk were worn by Chinese women, perhaps as early as 200 BC, and later in the Imperial Court of the Ching Dynasty (1644-1911). Worn over loose trousers, a matching jacket or robe of silk or satin completed the traditional costume. The skirt construction which has changed little through the centuries, consists of two identical sections fastened together at the waist with knotted frogs. Narrow pleats fall from the hips from a lowered waistband. Lined over-panels are wrapped over narrower under-panels in both front and back. Decorative facings piped with narrow bias tape finish the sides and hem of the over-panels. Our skirt is cut low-calf length; a narrow or wide traditional waistband can be used.
Optional embellishments include handmade frog closings and knotted buttons, bias, pleat decoration, and transfer designs for embroidery or hand-painting techniques. See COSTUME LORE AND AUTHENTIC DETAILING inside."
This listing is for the tissue sewing pattern and instructions. No fabric is included. Please contact me if you have any questions!!