Hanfu Making(1) - Zhongyi Cutting & Sewing Patterns

This section includes Zhongyi (中衣) and Zhongku (中裤).

Size range: Zhongyi (155/80A to 185/104A), Zhongku (155/64A to 185/88A)

Please read the introduction of the topic and how to use this guide in advance.




Zhongyi, also known as Liyi, is worn outside of underwear and within outerwear (the Chinese meaning of 中 is equivalent to the middle), and its role is similar to that of a shirt in modern clothing, which can be used to match and complement the role of Zhongyi. Zhongyi cannot be worn outside, and in addition to playing the role of a shirt, it can also be used as home wear and pajamas.

The Zhongyi illustrated in this section is the common cross-collar arrow-sleeved Zhongyi, while the broad Zhongyi also includes Zhongdan (中单), Zhongku (中裤, pants), and Zhognqun (中裙, skirts).

Zhongyi common fabric types are cotton, cotton linen, chiffon, monochrome satin, etc. In addition to the most commonly used white fabric, girls can also choose colored fabrics when they match the Ruqun, the colors of which are bright green, soft yellow, peach, purple and gray, etc. Men wearing Pan collar robe with Zhongyi can also choose red.

Because Zhongyi's body and collar than the outer clothing are more fitted, the collar edge is slightly higher than the outer clothing, so wearing the outer clothing will often show a little Zhongyi's collar. For the convenience of movement and beauty, the sleeves of Zhongyi are often shorter than those of outerwear, and the sleeve type of Zhongyi worn with everyday clothes is mostly arrow sleeves or straight sleeves, while the sleeve type of Zhongyi worn with wide sleeves formal dresses are mostly wide sleeves.

The Zhongku shown in this section is mainly for matching Zhongyi, for example, men wear Zhongyi and Zhongku, which can be matched with outerwear such as Daopao, Zhiduo, and Pan collar robes on the outside. Although women's clothing in Hanfu is mainly skirts, they can also wear Zhongku and then wear skirts outside.



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Hanfu Making(1) - Zhongyi Cutting & Sewing Patterns Hanfu Making(1) - Zhongyi Cutting & Sewing Patterns



Zhongyi (中衣)



Zhongku (中裤)



More Hanfu Style Making

Section 2: How to make Aoqun (袄裙)

Section 3: How to make Ruqun (襦裙)

Section 4: How to make Beizi (褙子)

Section 5: How to make Pan collar Aoqun (盘领袄)

Section 6: How to make Quju (曲裾)

Section 7: How to make Banbi (半臂)

Section 8: How to make Shuhe (裋褐)

Section 9: How to make Zhiduo Zhishen Daopao (直裰/直身/道袍)

Section 10: How to make Panling Pao and Lanshan (盘领袍/襕衫)

Section 11: How to make Shenyi (深衣)

Section 12: How to make Yisan (曳撒)

Section 13: How to make improved Hanfu (改良汉服)

Hanfu Making(1) - Zhongyi Cutting & Sewing Patterns

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4 Comment(s) A文章作者 M管理员
  1. Weslei

    Os padrões são lindos, mas eu gostaria de uma explicação mais detalhada se possível, obg

  2. Annhen

    Thank you so much! You eased my work a lot! I'm doing hanfu as a hobby) Special thanks to all the measurements!!!

  3. Merriel

    Nice patterns! It helped a lot! I have a question though: how were seams finished? i used the trim down one side of the seam and wrap the other side over and whip stitch it down. But it felt a little western.

  4. billy678

    Very detailed pattern, but making hanfu is still too difficult for me.😭😭