Misses 6-20 (Hapi & Haori); Men’s 34-44 (Hapi).
For formal occasions or everyday layered dressing, either jacket offers a special touch to any wardrobe. Simple rectangular shapes are great for inventive color and texture combinations. A pattern for the tabi, the traditional split-toe slipper socks, is included.
Suggested fabrics: For the Hapi, choose light to medium-weight soft or crisp cottons or blends; silks with body such as noil or shantung; linen; wool. For the Haori, choose light to medium-weight soft fabrics with drape such as silk, rayon, or blends. For the Tabi, choose medium-weight cotton or blends. Fabrics with nap, pile, or one-way design are not suitable for either jacket.
Note that the hem edge curves slightly downward in the front and hangs nearly 2″ longer at center front than center back. Some of the drawings show the front hem to be straight across, but this is not accurate.