This Haori pattern is a thigh-length lined jacket which is sized for women. The Haori is traditionally worn on special occasions by men, however it is also seen on women in traditional dress layered over a kimono for “street” wear. It has a straight front opening and a finished neckband which extends to the hem. The deep elbow-length curved sleeves are open next to the body and the front and back are cut with no shoulder seam and it has a narrow side panel below the underarm opening.
The Hapi is a shop coat traditionally worn by storekeepers, craftsmen, and firemen over western-style clothing. It is sized for both men and women. Simple rectangles form the body, sleeves, neckband, and shoulder reinforcement for this unlined, fingertip-length garment.
Simple rectangular shapes are great for inventive colour and texture combinations. This pattern includes silk screen fabric painting techniques and designs. A pattern for the tabi, the traditional split-toe slipper socks, is also included.
This is a paper pattern and is sized (American sizing) for the following;
Women 6-20 (Hapi & Haori)
Men’s 34-44 (Hapi)
For the Hapi, light to medium-weight soft or crisp cottons or blends; silks with body such as noil or shantung; linen; wool.
For the Haori, light to medium-weight soft fabrics with drape such as silk, rayon, or blends.
For the Tabi, medium-weight cotton or blends.
Fabrics with nap, pile, or one-way design are not suitable for either jacket.