Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

recycled herringbone hikaru

Added Mar 13, 2009

by alemess

Cambridge, Massa...






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.




10 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    Feb 17, 2010, 02.51 PMby jane47

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

  • Missing

    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.

  • 67a339d7c74690fd050f555610469378da729860_large

    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.

  • Missing

    Mar 16, 2009, 12.25 PMby jd98

    great jacket! love the changes you’ve made!

  • 0ce8d2b327c6c56060b906eb25692bd89d765a13_large

    Mar 14, 2009, 10.09 AMby hajnika

    Beautiful work.I like it very much!

  • A9cb5909e4e93a15d7f12343df4fc87e703cf10c_large

    Mar 14, 2009, 07.18 AMby carlatv

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

  • 4343a36d4466c6f353525bdc97ba571be3128723_large

    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! :)

  • Img_0145_large

    Mar 13, 2009, 10.31 PMby abarefoot

    Wow nice job!

  • 6e9f6c903d94bf532176ce8fff127da948c010e0_large

    Mar 13, 2009, 08.38 PMby toasterdays


  • 36155bb6d119d0bcd0ae3445b222ece35bbadbd1_large

    Mar 13, 2009, 07.24 PMby camilaustral

    very nice! great job!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 20 people added it

This project is based on