The origins of this classically elegant jacket, worn today by Chinese people throughout the world on festive occasions, may be traced back to 4,000 years. Lavishly decorated lined robes of silk, satin, or gauze were worn by the wealthy over matching skirts or trousers. This jacket was adopted at all levels of Chinese society, often in indigo-dyed cotton for everyday wear. Sizes 6 to 16 included in package. Suggested fabrics: silk or silk-like synthetics, chintz, polished cotton, medium and lightweight cotton, or lightweight wool. Fabric requirements for short length: 2 3/8 yards to 3 1/8 yards of 45" wide fabric. Fabric requirements for fingertip length: 2 yards to 3 yards of 45" wide fabric, and 7/8 yard to 1 yard of 45" wide fabric for contrast. Fabric requirements for mid-calf length: 1 7/8 yards to 2 3/4 yards of 45" wide fabric, and 3/4 yard to 1 3/8 yards of 45" wide fabric for contrast. Chinese Jacket pattern.