Make the Wiksten Haori (formerly Kimono) Jacket, Three Thursdays, March 21, March 28 April 11 7-9 PM
The Wiksten Haori (Kimono Sleeve) Jacket is a Japanese-inspired jacket (the jacket typically worn over kimono). With large pockets and a fold-over collar, this oversized jacket is functional, comfortable, and stylish. Fully lined and reversible (but with pocket on only one side), it looks more complicated to make than it actually is. The pattern includes three different lengths to choose from-- short (hip length), mid (below-hip length), and long (thigh length). This versatile jacket is flattering, modern, remarkably easy to sew and works in in a wide variety of fabrics. If you are comfortable sewing on a machine, and are an advancing beginner, you're probably ready to make this jacket with a little help, of course). Class fee includes pattern, interfacing, all tools, and use of our sewing machines (you can also choose to bring your own). You need to purchase fabrics and matching thread.
Ideally, each student would pick up pattern, select size and fabrics in advance, and come to class with fabric pre-washed, and if you are comfortable, cut and ready to sew. If you need help cutting, you can stop by the shop and we'll be happy to help you get ready.
Yardages are outlined for each size on the back of the pattern here.
Recommended Main fabrics: medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, Indian ikat, denim, chambray, linen, soft denim, cotton/linen blend, twill, and wool
Recommended Lining fabrics: light to medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, cotton/linen blend, and silk
Call or drop an email and we'll be happy to answer any questions. We'd love to have you join us.