Wednesday, November 7, 2018

So Much Love For My Wiksten Kimono

Every once in a while a new indie pattern comes along that can blow minds - the Wiksten Kimono Jacket is that one for me right now. All through our community and especially on Instagram, we are seeing the limitless variations in every fiber, weight, and weave! Picking out two different fabrics and combining them is one of the treats that beckons you to make one of your own. I am now envisioning two more for my year round destiny wardrobe.

Shop the pattern here.

Pattern Description: 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 design includes three different lengths to choose from-- short (hip length), mid (below-hip length), and long (thigh length).

Fits US Women's sizes 00-18. The oversized nature of this garment makes it likely to fit sizes larger than shown on the size chart, but the effect will be more fitted than shown in the photos.

Suggested Fabrics: Main fabric: medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, soft denim, cotton/linen blend, twill, and wool-for Lining fabric: light to medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, cotton/linen blend, and silk

Fabric inspiration:

Linen & Linen/Blends

Boiled Wool

Silk Noil

Textured Yarn Dyed Cottons

Version Made & Fabric Used: Size medium, mid-length. We chose one of our amazing boiled wools and lined it with 100% cotton Ikat.

Alterations Made: No alterations were made this time. We decided to try it straight from the pattern and it turned out great!

How I plan to wear this: Here I decided to show the jacket with two different outfits. It's such a versatile piece, it will be perfect for winter here in the Bay Area. This boiled wool is also great because it can be dressed up or down depending on what you wear.

Favorite Details: This jacket is a winner! I love the pockets, cozy shawl collar and contrast cuffs to show off this bold ikat. I love this jacket in this length, but my next one will definitely be longer. I am already dreaming of my next fabric combination, what about you?

Check out our amazing customers and their own Wiksten Kimonos!

@oharose in linen and silk noil.

@girlwhoknits in textured yarn dyed cotton.

@ajavaz in Kolkata cloth.

@cman.sews in textured yarn dyed cottons.

@Vanessa.things in a silk noil.

@threadbeargarments in one of our handwoven ikats

Thanks for reading!

Now let's get sewing!

Suzan Steinberg
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In my Wiksten are Catherine and Laurel - looks so good on them...glad I got it back ;)