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Date: 12/3/12 8:54 AM

I am trying to find a pattern for a mandarin jacket that is a bit more fitted than the typical look. It is for a dancer on pointe, and I would prefer her to have a sleeker, slimmer line than the costume we currently have, which is that sort of pajama top style (for lack of a better word). Anyone know of any?
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Date: 12/3/12 11:00 AM

There is a Jalie figure skating dress pattern that has the mandarin style and could maybe be adapted for your needs.

Jalie 2800

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Date: 12/4/12 0:15 AM

Folkwear has a pattern for a cheongsam: Folkwear 122 also, New look 6203 here might work; and then there's a modern sewing pattern for download here

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Date: 12/4/12 2:46 AM

You might want to look at the costumes shown here as worn by various performers of the Chinese Dance in the Nutcracker.

There are quite a few snug tops like the Jalie pattern, usually in combinations with pants. I notice a bit of a tendency to wear Siamese-ish costumes for this dance, too.
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Date: 12/4/12 7:46 AM

We haven't been to the Nut Cracker this year, but we did take our kids to the Radio City Rockettes matinee, and their version of the Chinese dance was to wear a 2 peice with the pants and a crossover top. The lead had a mushroom cap thing going.
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Date: 12/4/12 2:27 PM

You guys are great! Thank you so much. I can't tell you how long I have spent googling and couldn't come up with what I was looking for.
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