Handmade shirt panel

Women's Hmong Thai front shirt panel. Source: The Miao Culture Tumblr

Women’s Hmong Thai front shirt panel.
Source: The Miao Culture Tumblr

Three beautiful Hmong Thai women’s shirt panels. These panels are sewn on the front opening of a shirt. I have seen them sewn on either side of a shirt; however I prefer it on the right side, with the left side of the opening just being a straight edge.

Unlike the many machine-embroidered designs that are worn today, these are handmade. No two are alike. Each design uses various embroidery and appliqué techniques. The colors are more dull than what they would have been when they were first made, but you can still see the striking differences in patterns and colors.

The sharp pointy edges are very dramatic. A lot of work went into making every stitch perfect.

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One thought on “Handmade shirt panel

  1. Hi Nou, do you by any chance know how to make mens pants? Or have a pattern for it? I also wanted to make some vests for men too, and wanted to know if you had any patterns for green hmong? Do you have a posting somewhere with differences in patterns for white and green hmong vests if any? Thanks! Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:23:05 +0000 To: tangervang@hotmail.com

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