Photos of the finished dress are at this posting: https://theenchanteddressshop.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/cheongsam-new-york-style-part-one/
The cheongsam was made using a Japanese medium weight cotton furoshiki. If you use such a textile remember to select one with the smallest possible pattern.
If you are using a lightweight cotton, you may want to consider underlining the cheongsam to give it more body. This will help the darts stay crisp and the curve over the hipline remain clear. Please see this posting for details on underlining: https://theenchanteddressshop.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/underlining-cutting-marking-and-basting-a-16-scale-doll-outfit/
I called this style “Cheongsam New York Style” because it is a simple dress that captures the look of a cheongsam but has an easy quality that does not require a high level of detail. The simplicity frees you from having to create the look of the traditional Cheongsam with ball buttons and an assymetrical opening at the front.
Included is the pattern for the purse. The posting with photos of the purse and jewelry is at https://theenchanteddressshop.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/cheongsam-new-york-style-part-two-the-accessories/
I drafted this pattern when I designed doll clothes under the name of Victoria Marie Celeste.
Pattern for “Cheongsam New York Style” dress.
Use of this pattern: I am the creator of this dress and pattern. I release it into the commons for use by others for personal or manufacturing purposes. A link back to this blog is appreciated if you use the pattern. I’d love to see a photo of your finished creation. This 1:6 scale pattern was custom drafted for Sonokong Sharp and Aeyin. If you are using any other make of 11 1/2″ fashion doll I recommend making a muslin first.