Wiksten Chambray Kimono
If you follow me on instagram (@emilykfarina) you may have seen my various posts about the Wiksten Haori (ie. kimono), a Japanese-inspired jacket. I’m not sure how I found the pattern but I somehow stumbled upon some versions of this jacket by other home-sewers. That is when my love, or perhaps obsession, with this pattern began. First off, I love how versatile the silhouette is. It can be sewn up in lightweight fabrics like a chambray, or a thicker fabric like fleece or wool. The shape is comfortable to wear, fun to style and an all around unique piece.
Talking about the pattern specifically - the directions are super clear and the construction is straightforward, cleverly covering all raw seams in an easy way. Best of all this jacket is reversible! So you can do a fun lining and get two jackets in one. If you are a beginner sewer this pattern is definitely something you can take on.
I probably need to slow my roll on this pattern since I now have four different versions of this kimono, but I can’t say for certain I won’t be finding another way to use it in the future…