recycled herringbone hikaru

Added Mar 13, 2009

by alemess

Cambridge, Massa...

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Description

I found this awesome, huge sportscoat in a dollar/pound pile at a thrift store. I added a hood to the Hikaru pattern, and made a few other modifications. I ended up keeping the hem from the original coat, as well as the front facings and the cuffs. The hood and side panels are made out of a red corduroy shirt, and I lined it in a seafoam green toile. This is the first time in a while that I’ve spent a lot of time making one thing, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Material Notes

old herringbone sportscoat, red corduroy shirt, cotton toile.

Difficulty

Novice

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    Feb 17, 2010, 02.51 PMby jane47

    Very inspiring….great re-use of quality material.

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    Sep 12, 2009, 02.00 AMby slanealder

    It looks great! Do you have a pattern for your hood? I’m thinking of making this jacket and having an attachable hood.

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    Mar 26, 2009, 07.14 AMby dressdummy

    Fascinating! I love how you retained hints of the jacket’s former life and have combined them so well with its new look. Lots of fun juxtaposition that I can’t stop looking at.

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    Mar 16, 2009, 12.25 PMby jd98

    great jacket! love the changes you’ve made!

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    Mar 14, 2009, 10.09 AMby hajnika

    Beautiful work.I like it very much!

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    Mar 14, 2009, 07.18 AMby carlatv

    What a great jacket! Love the way you play it up with the lining.

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    Mar 14, 2009, 01.11 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Wow you did an amazing job, you should be proud of your efforts, I feel the need to do some thrift store hunting now! :)

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    Mar 13, 2009, 10.31 PMby abarefoot

    Wow nice job!

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    Mar 13, 2009, 08.38 PMby toasterdays

    Awesome!!!

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    Mar 13, 2009, 07.24 PMby camilaustral

    very nice! great job!

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/recycled-herringbone-hikaru