There is nothing like a classic sewing pattern, right? I realized as I tugged this Wiksten Haori jacket closer to my chest the other day that I never blogged about it! With the kids in all-remote school, we’ve been walking around the block in the morning to…as my midwest blood makes me say…”get the blood flowing”. It’s our replacement for the walk to school. You gotta feel like you are going somewhere, am I right? This Wiksten Haori jacket has been perfect for fighting off the bit of morning chill that seems to linger around us these days. I made this over a year ago and it’s the perfect jacket for these chilly fall days.
I blogged about this cropped version but never this one for some reason. (Can I also add how grateful I am for the fresh air of these morning walks. For my friends on the West Coast, I worry about you everyday and hope you are well. I’m really sending so much love and diligently watching the air quality meters with you! )
This Wiksten Haori jacket is made in a fabulous jacquard fabric (I honestly cannot remember where I bought it from! Sorry!) in cream, navy, light blue and pink. It’s eye-catching but still sophisticated in its own way. I lined it with a natural linen.
Wow. You really can tell these are old photos. My hair is so much longer and unkempt now! Ha. Gotta love quarantine times!
The Wiksten Haori has such a great simplicity but still pulls together as a complicated make. It is fully lined and the kind of outerwear that will last a long time.
One of my favorite aspects of my handmade wardrobe are my jackets! I love the way a jacket can switch up an outfit. This marmalade jacket is a totally different look from my Evans Blazer both of which are dressier than this casual Haori or my classic Minuro. But, still, somehow more unexpected than a sweater or cardigan. I just feel like jackets are versatile and dressy in a very fun way.
Are you pulling out those handmade jackets these days and feeling the jacket love? I’m thinking about adding a few new ones to the regular circulation and would love to hear your go-to jacket patterns!