Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Traditional women's hanbok consists of jeogori (blouse shirt or jacket) and chima (wrap-around dress).
This PDF pattern includes a dress-style chima and cropped jeogori with a horizontal sleeve. The neckband has a traditional white accent strip. Traditionally the jacket closes with ties in the front into a flowing knot but to make this outfit user friendly for doll play I have opted to close the jacket with snaps and add a faux knot to the front.
Recommended Fabrics: • Dress – Lightweight fabrics with drape like silk, cotton, rayon or polyester blends. • Jacket – Same type as for the dress or fabric with more body like linen or taffeta.
Fabric – 11” x 28”
Neckband Fabric – 2” x 11” (Remnant)
White Fabric for Neckband accent – 2” x 10” (Remnant)
Cuff Fabric – 6” x 7” (Remnant)
Sew on Snaps – 1/4" wide – x2
Optional: Ribbon for sleeves – 1/4" wide – 13.5”
Satin Ribbon for knot – 1/2" Wide – 24”
White Fabric – 8” x 18”
Skirt Fabric – 14” x 34”
Ribbon – 1/4” Wide – 20”
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
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This pattern was easy to follow with a pretty result. The collar detail was simple to sew as drawn but not quite the typical shape for Hanbok. Usually the collar end lies at a 90 degree angle to the neckline and most often the narrower band is inset from the edge. A pleated option for the skirt would also have been nice, as pleating the dress skirt is also more common than gathering. Overall though a lovely result and consistent with your high quality of patterns and instructions.
I was so excited to find this pattern! It was my first Lunar New Year with my beautiful Z. In doing some research, I discovered that it is traditional to wear new clothing for New Years and it is traditional to wear a Hanbok. This pattern was perfect! It was easy to sew and fits really well. It follows the basic elements of a Hanbok (they can get quite a bit more elaborate especially as a wedding dress). The designer gives great tips in the pattern for colors and fabric choices. I really appreciated her research.
Great pattern! Clear directions and I love how it turned out!