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Cheongsam Fabric Styles and Techniques: Embroidery
This refers to the technique of decorating fabric with fancy needlework or trimming using colored cotton thread and other types of materials such as silk or metalic threads, beads, pearls and sequins.  One of the greatly admired skills of a Shanghaiese tailors was the ability to create beautiful embroidery work by hand.  These embroidered cheongsam not only looked glamorous and suitable for evening functions but were also greatly admired as intricate works of art.


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