Vietnamese Ao Dai
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This feminine ensemble of flowing Tunic and wide-legged pants is considered the traditional costume of Vietnam. The easy-sew Tunic features front and back waist shaping darts, mandarin collar, front neckline/armhole opening, tapered long sleeves with elbow darts, and long free-hanging front and back panels. The Pants have an easy full-legged fit, center back zipper, and faced waistline.
Suggested fabrics: Lightweight, drapey fabrics such as silk, polyester, or cotton gauze for Tunic and/or Pants; also embroidered brocade for Tunic. Ao Dai pants are typically white; the Tunic can be plain white, a plain or patterned color, or the traditional red and gold for a wedding garment.
Sizes : Misses XS to XL
New, uncut paper pattern.
Started in California in the 1970s, Folkwear provides sewing patterns that are based on authentic vintage and folk garments from around the world. Each pattern comes with an explanation of the historic or cultural context of the garment, and how the garment would have been traditionally worn and embellished.