Today I am launching a new pattern for a Boys Mandarin Collar Shirt which is a matching piece with the Girls Qipao.
I made the first version of this Boys Mandarin Collar Shirt two years ago, when I was trying to come up with something festive for my 1 year old. I made a top with the same fabric for my oldest girl, and I had some fabric left, so I mixed and matched with some bias and co-ordinating fabric and the result was pretty cute! I then posted it on Instagram and then people started asking me where they could get the pattern. I hadn’t even jotted down the steps! I promised some of my readers I would release the pattern in time for Chinese New Year last year, but you know, having a toddler in the house just throws all your timing off. Fast forward 2 years later, I finally got round to doing it. :) Luckily I still had the original shirt, but I actually had to scrutinize the original shirt to remind myself how I made it.
So here it is! A Boys Mandarin Collar shirt which is festive looking if you do the full works of contrast cuffs and collars, but can also be toned down to a single palette for a more subtle/sophisticated look.
This pattern is for Boys sizes 2-12 years, and includes A4/Letter size tiled PDF for home printing, as well as a convenient A0 size pattern for printing in a copy shop if you hate to piece patterns.
Here are some photos of the shirts made by my testers for your inspiration. Enjoy!
For 2 days only, there will be a special launch price of 20% off the pattern.
Key in LAUNCH20OFF at checkout to make use of this special offer!
For Customers who have already bought the Girls Qipao, you will get a special discount for the first two days as well. You will get 30% off the price - key in GQP30OFF to claim this offer!
Note : This discount requires you to have purchased the Girls Qipao pattern previously. The shopping cart will detect your eligibility for this offer. If you have purchased it, but still unable to use this code, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last but not least, those of you who have not purchased any patterns, but would like to buy both the Girls and Boys pattern as a bundle, I have created a separate listing for you.
This amounts to 50% off the second pattern! This will be a permanent bundle price item in my store.