This time, I’d like to introduce you to a continuous-sleeved type of Chinese clothing.
It is a Chinese blouse with a red flower pattern made by “flat cutting”.
Flat cutting is a method of cutting by drawing lines directly on the fabric without using a paper pattern.
This is why it is also called “direct cutting”.
It is a traditional Chinese cutting method.
China blouse with red flower pattern made by flat cutting
There are no darts, no sleeves, and each garment is made from a single piece of cloth.
More fabric is used than in regular clothes. It is comfortable to wear without constricting the body.
When you wear the double-sleeved type, there will be natural wrinkles around the shoulders and under the sleeves, but it is very comfortable to wear.
Material & Color
- Body: 100% cotton (made in Japan), off-white and red
- Piping and China buttons: T/C broadcloth (35% polyester, 65% cotton), made in Japan. The color is dark red.
- Decorative buttons: natural stone
Handmade back side
It’s kind of nice when the slit arrows work.
The most time-consuming part is making the China buttons!
It takes five sets of stitches to make one blouse.
I wondered how many stitches I had to do. The loop width is 3 mm.
It’s been a while since I’ve made a Chinese blouse.♪