The traditional Tibetan panel coat is traditionally constructed of simple contrasting panels of handwoven wool. Rectangular solid colour panels alternate with horizontal striped wedge-shaped panels, creating an overlap front opening. It is worn belted or open with a neckband that extends to the hem.
Facings are turned to the inside along the front opening, hem, side vents, and armhole. An additional decorative facing is turned to the outside underarm and shoulder area. Instructions for a simple optional lining is provided. This lining eliminates the need to finish the seams.
This ancient full-length vest or sleeveless coat is still worn by Tibetans today on special occasions. Its simple rectangular components make it perfect for pieced or handwoven fabrics, or exciting combinations of colour and texture. This would make a great project to incorporate Aso Oke. The pattern includes instructions for traditional stamped design and bound edge, as well as notes for handweavers.
This is a paper pattern and is sized (American sizing) from SMALL to LARGE
Choose assorted combinations of prints and solids in similar weights. Light to medium-weight cotton, blends, corduroy, wool; decorative fabrics such as brocade, velvet, embroidered heirlooms; handwoven wool