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my Hikaru

Added Jan 6, 2008

by yoshimi

, Japan






This is a jacket for early spring. I have wanted to challenge this pattern but I wasn’t sure if it would suit me… I think lively young girls would go well in this military jacket, but I am rather matured, so I tried to attenuate the strong character of “uniform” and to make it “light”. I like the result and think it’s OK in the end, it still makes me look “in costume” though!

Material Notes

very stiff cotton/acrylic/nylon tweed. pink cupro for the liner. hand-made covered buttons.
Since this jacket has a rather boxy silhouette, I recommend all to choose your fitter size and to use soft fabric as exactly Burda team has done. It was hard for me to fit it to myself because the fabric was not that soft or stretchy. I sincerely hope that nobody will have such trouble (any more)!!!






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    Nov 26, 2010, 07.39 PMby clarkd6982

    You did such a wonderful job and thanks so much for posting the pic. I’ve had a pink piece of pink fabric for years that I recently was trying to figure out what I wanted to make. Well, imitation is the best form of flattery, isn’t it? I’ll be making my ‘copycat’ version this weekend!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 08.19 PMby carolinam

    i just noticed the hikaru jacket. And i love it, so i went to look for all the hikaru jackets and have to say: i love this version!

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    Feb 18, 2010, 06.52 AMby nana2be

    Not at all, Yoshimi, military, I mean. You’ve done a lovely job in masking any signs of that! The pink is so pretty…great job!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 09.04 PMby inaida

    Great idea trying pink!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 01.11 PMby ayapf1

    How lovely!! I think it is nice idea to make Hikaru from a pink fabric. It suits you very much!

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    Mar 9, 2009, 12.18 PMby hajnika

    Wow! It’s so beautiful! All your creations are very stylish and you used beautiful colours and fabrics for all your creations. I like all of them so much!

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    Nov 11, 2008, 09.13 AMby nysister

    Adorable. I have to try this one.

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    Oct 27, 2008, 01.12 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Just love the soft pink, so delicate and pure. You inspired me, I’m making one myself right now. (I’m almost finished. it was tough,but it was well worth the effort.) You sure did a great job!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 11.05 PMby brikendig

    Love it! So pretty AND sophisticated.

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    Aug 30, 2008, 11.57 AMby julia1060

    Hi, Yoshimi! I just joined the group, so I’m late to join the conversation. I’d agree – you’ve done a fantastic job creating a lovely, “vintage” look piece. You might not wear it often, as it’s so distinctive, but it will wear well – I’m reminded of those great 1940s styles for women!

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    Aug 17, 2008, 01.17 AMby mimosa

    This is gorgeous !

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    Aug 12, 2008, 04.40 PMby whitneyphippen

    lovely, lovely! I really like your simple style and delicate/light fabrics. xo

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    Jul 9, 2008, 06.26 AMby carottesauvage

    You are the queen of elegance Yoshimi! The colour range you use is so pure, gentle and relaxes the eye instantly. You may as well be the queen of Zen!

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    May 22, 2008, 01.10 AMby flower80

    great job!! Very elegant!!!

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    May 22, 2008, 01.09 AMby flower80

    Your hikaru looks GREAT!!!! Very elegant!!! Great job!!

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    Mar 19, 2008, 06.30 AMby Cafe Couture

    Hello, this suit is just amazingly glamourousn the military aspect is totally lightened by the color of your fabric. I like your creations. I have just added to my favourites. I like beautiful fabrics like you. They make clothing look neat and perfect.

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    Feb 5, 2008, 11.33 AMby passionflower

    This is a beautiful creation! I love the pink and military combination!

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    Jan 21, 2008, 08.32 PMby greyalifaust

    I think that this jacket looks excellent on you! You did a great job, and I don’t think it looks costumey at all. I think that the cut of the jacket and the color suit you quite well. But, we are all our own worst critics! :D

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    Jan 18, 2008, 03.55 AMby lilo

    Lovely! Thanks for the useful tips on Hikaru, it’s definitely on my wish(=sewing) list. Hope it turns out half as nice as yours!

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    Jan 16, 2008, 10.24 PMby yoshimi

    Thank you all, I am pretty much encouraged at your comments!

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    Jan 10, 2008, 10.45 PMby aleb

    perfect! the color and th fabric changed it completely, I doesn’t look militar or uniform nore costume at all!!

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    Jan 9, 2008, 08.31 AMby wonderwonder

    This is a first Hikaru creation I finally saw! It’s beautiful and looks comfy..

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    Jan 9, 2008, 07.13 AMby squirrellypoo

    oh my gosh that’s lovely. You did an amazing job on that, even the buttons are perfect…

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    Jan 7, 2008, 01.08 PMby katherineoj

    It looks great and not costume-y at all! Very professional, in fact.

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    Jan 6, 2008, 11.29 PMby senasews

    I really like your version of hikaru! the fabric makes it look more grown up. great job!

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    Jan 6, 2008, 02.49 PMby wendyxo

    I think it looks so nice and suits you too (as far as I can tell without seeing your face). You have done such a good job.

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    Jan 6, 2008, 09.12 AMby fashion1

    it fits you very well! love the fabric and the color :)!

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    Jan 6, 2008, 07.22 AMby jj1

    First Hikaru, yay… It really came out well made and lovely. I noticed that you love pink too, me—purple. Thank you for tips.

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    Jan 6, 2008, 05.45 AMby yoshimi

    Thank you for your kind comment, Staticstasy! Yes, pink is definitely my favorite of all, you can tell!

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    Jan 6, 2008, 05.37 AMby yoshimi

    OK that pic is now the last one… can’t handle it. sorry for the deforcus.

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