Folkwear Patterns - Vietnamese Ao Dai
About the Vietnamese Ao Dai
This feminine Ao Dai 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 pattern includes a traditional sleeve option and a fitted sleeve option.
The Pants have an easy full-legged fit, centre back zipper, and faced waistline.
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 colour, or the traditional red and gold for a wedding garment.
The Vietnamese Ao Dai is a multi-sized patterns including sizes XS - XL ( bust 30 1/2" [78 cm] to 46" [117cm]).
Level of Difficulty
There is no specified level of difficultly on the pattern, but Folkwear have very good instructions.