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Kimono Style Bunnyhug

Added Nov 13, 2009

by caramia-made

British Columbia...






I was inspired by JJ1’s Kimono/Naomi hooded jacket. I used the Lydia Hoodie variation pattern, but modified it so it opened in the front and had a wraparound obi belt closure. I used some fun wooden buttons as closures.

I’m pretty happy with the final project but I find that it wrinkles up near the top button. I might have to put in a hook-and-eye closure to help keep it straight, but I’m open to suggestions! :-)

Material Notes

Jersey knit and cotton-linen blend for the hood liner, wooden buttons




Garment Type

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    Nov 2, 2010, 02.03 AMby louisebarbara

    Love the colours you used and the front closure piece.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 06.53 PMby mariapopia1

    WOW! ;)

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    Jun 21, 2010, 06.14 PMby tanitisis

    Ok, I know this is old, but I have to comment—-I love this bunnyhug! And I love that I’m not the only person in the world who still calls them that!

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      Jun 22, 2010, 02.32 AMby caramia-made

      =) Saskatchewan pride!!!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 03.25 AMby b4igotfamous

    I am in love with this!! It looks soo comfortable, great for fall/winter (might need a bit more layers for our Canadian winters though! lol), I definatly need to make one like this. Do you have any tips or pieces of information you learned from making it that you could share? I plan on making one of these very soon!! :D

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    Apr 20, 2010, 10.44 PMby tallykay

    This is awesome! i love it!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 04.35 AMby jkinsey

    I absolutely love the obi closure. These bunnyhugs (we call them hoodies in the US) always look shapeless but comfortable, so this is a great idea. Now I can look feminine and be comfortable at the same time! ;)

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      Jan 19, 2010, 05.21 PMby caramia-made

      Most of Canada calls them hoodies as well… But in the province where I’m originally from, they’re called bunnyhugs. It’s sort of an homage to Saskatchewan!

      (And I love obi belts too, I have a couple)

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    Nov 16, 2009, 09.52 PMby sewbissy

    This is so incredibly cute!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 10.33 PMby lottatroublemaker

    Just love this, what a cool version of a hoodie! The slight wrap and the wide belt really makes it stand out! The belt also gives it such a beautiful fitted look! No doubt the coolest hoodie I’ve ever seen!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 09.29 PMby Ana B

    Wow! Awesome.

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    Nov 14, 2009, 05.57 PMby msgems

    Wow! I am so jealous! I want one! :-)

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    Nov 14, 2009, 05.20 PMby caramia-made

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :-)

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    Nov 14, 2009, 09.24 AMby juebejue

    wow! this is the cutest jacket ever!! how innovative!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 10.55 PMby twoboos

    Looks fantastic!!!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 07.17 PMby jd98

    it’s a brilliant variation! love it love it love it!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 07.01 PMby chriszz

    wow this is great love the color and a great fit. Good Job!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 05.24 PMby littlevigilante

    This hoodie is awesome! I love to see variations like this on basic clothing elements. It looks so fresh and fun a girl might just get excited about colder weather! Way to think “outside the hoodie”.

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    Nov 13, 2009, 03.20 PMby sewneenee

    Love your coat, great conversion of the pattern!!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 12.53 PMby leeshv

    I love it. I was also very inspired by the JJ1 Kimono jacket. I’ve had it in mind with a lot of my projects. I really like the wrap around belt on yours and the buttons! (colour is awesome too)

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    Nov 13, 2009, 12.33 PMby shucha

    its brilliant, I love the bright colours and the re-work, not too far from what i’m hoping to make as a winter coat, did changing the front make attaching the hood very fidly?

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      Nov 13, 2009, 08.11 PMby caramia-made

      Hi, thanks very much! I didn’t find altering the hood too tricky, I just basically kept one side the same as the original pattern (to match up with the body piece) and then extended the other side of the hood about 5" – the same as I extended that part of the jacket.

      Good luck with the winter coat, I’d love to see the results!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 09.50 AMby susisonne

    Wow, this looks really cool!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 08.37 AMby djoule

    I love it !!! You did a really great job on this, bravo !

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    Nov 13, 2009, 08.33 AMby janul

    This is really beautiful!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 07.41 AMby irmchen

    Like it very much what you did with the lydia pattern! The obi belt closure is a great idea… like the colour and also the checked lining of the hoodie… and your hairband fits excellently to the obi closure. :)

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