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« on: March 05, 2007 06:47:55 PM »

Hello soompiers!

This is my first time posting on craftsters, so please bear with the noob that I am!

Recently, I have fallen in love my nationality's traditional dress, called hanbok. This is the name of the Korean traditional costume. I have also been caught up in the hype of prom preparation.. trying to search for the perfect prom dress. So if you put that together.. you get a hanbok-style prom dress!

However, there aren't many of those kinds of dresses out there, are there? No. I don't think so! So i've decided to make one myself.

I am clueless as to what type of fabric to use, and where to buy the fabric. I would also like some help in getting a basic pattern for the dress in the picture below (premade or your own homemade pattern is fine Grin) Another inquiry.. I am wondering how you can give the bottom half of the dress a bit of volume.

My inspiration is the designer Lee Young Hee, who has a fantastic website filled with a gallery of her works, both traditional and modern hanboks. www.leeyounghee.co.kr

Thank you in advance !  Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007 08:32:51 PM »

Awesome! i can't help you but I hope you find something!

That fabric looks like shantung (also called raw silk).

Volume for the bottom of the dress can be accomplished with a full slip (they sell them at wedding dress stores). You could also make one, and I don't think it would be THAT hard.

« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007 01:09:40 AM »

omg, thats soooooooo nice, plus if u make it u'll be the only girl there wearing a dress like that! i can't think of any construction tips now, but i'll post them if i do.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007 05:13:48 AM »

A basic hanbok pattern is available from folkwear:

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007 10:09:24 AM »

Wedding dresses are sometimes underlined with netting to give poofiness.  Then you could either line it or use the slip idea.  Beautiful fabrics and wonderful design. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007 06:47:31 PM »

I looked at the Hanbok gallery on Lee Young Hee's website and some of them are huge!  They basically look like really big skirts attached to a bandeau.  So I found this Vogue pattern that is similar, but intended to be made w/ softer material.

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007 07:58:01 PM »

that's truly a useful find!! thank you  Wink
keep the helpful comments coming, please!
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2007 08:21:46 PM »

wow i really love her modern outtakes on the hanbok! she also made the costumes for goong s, that's so cool. ^^ her designs are very pretty and elegant!

i can't help you much sorry~ but if you end up making such a dress be sure to show us. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2007 10:35:27 AM »

What about this one?


Oh wait, is that the same link as above?  Sorry!

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2007 05:52:40 PM »

i had a look at the designer's website and I am in love! they're absolutely stunning. Agree - some sort of silk would be best for the material i think Smiley silk dupion, raw silk ...

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