I finally bought G1 a hanbok. This is a traditional Korean dress. I promised her one long ago, but we never got around to shopping.
This is the dress. It is fully lined and made with silk.
It comes with a matching embroidered jacket.
This jacket is a different style than the more common one with a tie. G1 chose this style partly because she doesn’t know how to tie the traditional tie. Good thing. Neither do I. There is a tie on G2’s hanbok, but it is sewed on for decoration only. The jacket actually closes with a snap and velcro.
I don’t know when she’ll actually wear it, but it’s a great keepsake from Korea. I know she’ll have lots of memories from living here.
When we bought it, she wanted me to buy her a silk bag to go with it. Hello? Haven’t I been taking classes in Korean sewing for 1 1/2 years? Haven’t I made a bunch of silk bags already? I might not want to take on a hanbok, but I’m pretty sure I can handle a bag.