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Herringbone Hikaru

Added Aug 17, 2009

by elainemay

Aachen, Germany






I finished my Hikaru jacket while ago, but I never got around to photographing it. I was inspired to make one by ParaNoire’s beautiful version, and now I wear it several times a week! I omitted the rows of buttons down the front and instead made buttoned pocket flaps for the chest, and instead of using three buttons evenly spaced down the cuffs, I used two buttons near the top of the cuff. I also had to redraft the sleeves because they were too wide and the sleeve caps were enormous. There are a ton of marvelous details in this jacket that make it a fun, challenging project, and give it its urban, military style- I love this pattern – thank you for my new jacket, BurdaStyle!

Material Notes

Black and white wool herringbone flannel/tweed for the shell. Teal jacquard for the lining. Antiqued silvertone buttons, separating zipper.




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    Aug 28, 2012, 02.08 PMby nikkihuffman

    I was wondering how this jacket would look in herringbone and the answer is AMAZING. Good job, well done.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 02.36 PMby wzrdreams

    So, how much wearing ease would you say you have on your hikaru? My sz 44 muslin is too big (mostly in the back), but I think a 42 would be very fitted.

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    Aug 20, 2009, 07.47 PMby sewbissy

    This is GORGEOUS. I love the contrast of the neutral herringbone with the silky lining. It’s so well-made, too! This deserves congratulations.

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    Aug 18, 2009, 11.40 PMby yoshimi

    Your jacket is absolutely great on you! Every single detail looks perfect!

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    Aug 18, 2009, 05.43 AMby julietta

    Wow, this jacket turned out great and looks good on you!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 09.51 PMby aj-jb

    wow i really like that, i like how there is a zip instead of other things used e.g buttons it really shows that uniquness about it :D

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    Aug 17, 2009, 07.12 PMby dorawarren

    I love this jacket. Your technique is flawless. I will have to continue sewing for a while before my skill is up to par to make this jacket. Great job.

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    Aug 17, 2009, 07.11 PMby susisonne

    Wow, your jacket looks absolutely great! Great fabric and so neatly done.

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