Hanfu Making(4) - Beizi Cutting & Sewing Patterns

This section contains Beizi (褙子), which can be divided into: Xie Duijin Beizi(斜对襟褙子), Zhi Duijin Beizi (直对襟褙子).

Size range:  155/80A to 175/96A.

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




Beizi is a kind of top with a pair of lapels, which relies on two ties in front of the chest to hold it in place, so it must be worn over other clothes, and is knee-length with slits on both sides. In the Ming Dynasty, it was also called "Pifeng".

Hanfu Making(4) - Beizi Cutting & Sewing Patterns

Beizi can be worn by both men and women, with men mostly using them as Bianfu (便服) and women using them as Lifu (礼服, formal dresses). There are two types of Beizi painted in this section: Xie Duijin (diagonal lapels) Beizi and Zhi Duijin (straight lapels) Beizi, mainly women's wide-sleeved Beizi, with a Ma Mian Qun or pleated skirt underneath.

In addition, for the Zhi Duijin Beizi, you can make men's Beizi by enlarging the size and making slight alterations, or you can make women's narrow-sleeved Beizi by reducing the size of the sleeves.



Size chart

Hanfu Making(4) - Beizi Cutting & Sewing Patterns

Hanfu Making(4) - Beizi Cutting & Sewing Patterns



Xie Duijin Beizi(斜对襟褙子)



 Zhi Duijin Beizi (直对襟褙子)



More Hanfu Style Making

Section 1: How to make Zhongyi (中衣)

Section 2: How to make Aoqun (袄裙)

Section 3: How to make Ruqun (襦裙)

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(4) - Beizi Cutting & Sewing Patterns

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  1. thelittlegirl100

    How much fabric do you need for this?

  2. thelittlegirl100

    How much fabric does this take approximately?

  3. Merriel

    Greatly helpful! thanks. However, I was making a shuling version, and couldn't find the collar alterations. Any suggestions?