1. Ming Dynasty Ao Qun
Here's the colour scheme for the costume:
I've already bought the fabric for this one, but haven't yet decided whether I should attempt another Qi Xiong Qun, or try out the Song Dynasty costume. These are gorgeous silk fabrics from China. I'm intending to do a two layered big-sleeved robe with the red and blue fabrics, use the dual-toned green/red silk for the skirt, and the black and silver patterned fabric for the shirt.
I want to do something with that beautiful purple silk though!
3. Hanfu Menswear
I haven't tried menswear before and thought it would be interesting to give it a shot. However, I need to find a male model! This selection of fabrics use natural fibres and organic dyes, creating a more rugged but stately look. I think the textures are wonderful and go together brilliantly. The downside is that these natural fabrics cost a lot more then their synthetically made counterparts, going for at least $15-20 a metre.
4. Another Hanbok
I haven't thought of doing another one since Sonjjang stopped selling Korean fabrics online, but I've since found another good supplier. I absolutely love Korean silks and I think there is nothing else like it in the market; am hoping to make a few more costumes before going to Korea one day to do a photoshoot! I've not refined the colour schemes for these experimental swatches yet, but I'm thinking of doing something blue/yellow and possibly white or hot pink, something different my favourite colours! Leave a comment if you like any of them, to help me decide.
5. Regency Outfit
A friend of mine who is a member of the Jane Austen Circle Singapore (JACS) organises regular teas and dinner dances a few times a year, and I've been hoping to make a dress for this event! This year, their first dinner and dance session is in March, and you can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/jane-austen-ball-2017-tickets-31285662258
You can also find out more about JACS from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Jane-Austen-Circle-Singapore-347860598582235/
I'm thinking of a light blue taffeta fabric with white and gold lace trimming, or maybe something a bit more dark and formal and with a Regency coat. We'll see!