I don’t know about you, but I’m craving a bit of ‘normal’ right now. So let’s just dive into the details of this new make, a Wiksten Haori jacket.
If you haven’t tried this pattern, you’re missing out on some fun! It’s a chance to use your favorite fabrics in a way that makes them so wearable. This is my third Haori (others posted here and here), and I’m sure there will be more.
This is an unstructured, loose-fitting jacket with three length variations, short, medium and long. I prefer the short, cropped version on me as I really like the proportions, but I’m in love with some of the longer versions I’ve seen in wool, so I might try one of those too.
This jacket looks more complicated than it is. If you can sew a straight seam, you can make this jacket. Yes, it is lined but that’s nothing to worry about because creating the lining is simple. You just sew another jacket from your lining material and attach the two at the bottom seam. The only modification I made to the pattern was to leave the interfacing out of the collar band as my fabric was stiff enough.
The beauty of the Haori is that it really allows the fabric to shine. My fabric is a Kantha cloth. I found a piece at Modern Domestic then found a bit more at Cool Cottons, here in Portland. It’s amazing fabric with beautiful colors and the layers of cloth are stitched together with a long quilting stitch. It makes me happy just looking at it! I’m wearing it with the linen shirt I made from a japanese pattern book (posted here.) I think they work well together.
Sewing is such a stress reliever for me. In these challenging times, I’m grateful that I have a pastime that comforts me, and a community to share it with. Hang in there all, and thanks for stopping by!
24 thoughts on “A Wiksten Haori in Kantha Cloth”
This is gorgeous! It would make me happy every time I put it on. Great make, and wear it in good health.
Your Haori is beautiful! Did you line it in chambray?
Stay safe and thanks for posting.
Thanks! Yes, it’s chambray, very soft!
Love all your makes and this is a bright spot in terrible times.
This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of your makes from this pattern. I love them all!
Thanks, Anne! It’s such a fun pattern to sew.
This jacket is what sewing your own clothes is all about. What a wonderful and unique piece! Great job as usual Linda.
Thanks, Lucy! It’s so fun to wear!
This is gorgeous! Your fabric was perfect for this jacket!
Thanks! When I saw this fabric, I just couldn’t leave it behind!
Lovely jacket and glad that you’re posting x
Thanks, Diane! Glad to see you’re posting too.
I love the Haori jacket and also want to make a longer version in wool or something weightier. This fabric is perfect for the pattern and lovely and bright!! 🙂
Thanks! The wool versions look so lovely, I’ll be watching for yours!
Beautiful! I have been looking at alot of posts about this pattern and this one of yours is my favorite. I am now convinced that I need to purchase this pattern. Thanks for all the photos.
Thanks! It’s a lovely pattern that I continue to use regularly! You won’t be sorry:)
I love your jacket, love the fit and color! When I look at the pattern it appears to have wide sleeves and more generous… Did you alter the pattern for yourself and if so how? Thank you
Thank you! I didn’t altar the pattern but cut the smallest size. The sleeves are comfortably wide but not kimono wide. I hope that helps!