***DIGITAL PATTERN ONLY**** (The finished product is available elsewhere in this shop)
“Suzuran” is the Japanese word for “Lily of the Valley” - a flower which, in France, symbolises Spring. There could not be a better name for a French-designed jacket with a Japanese twist - or, rather, Japoniste, as the French Impressionists would call it.
This design borrows many elements from Japanese Yukata, the traditional “Spring kimono”, which is airy and comfortable. The collar is high and rigid, tending to stay away from the neck. There are (optional) vents under the arms, which in the original Yukata gave access to the ample sleeve “pockets” and were retained here as an element of style.
But most of all, this is a no-waste design, meaning you get to use all of your fabric - an acknowledgment of traditional pattern-cutting quest to make the most of the materials available.
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FABRIC REQUIREMENTS - METRIC: Fabric width: 140 cm or more (SMALLER WIDTHS WON'T WORK) Size M: 150 cm Size L: 180 cm Interfacing (medium-weight iron-on): 30 x 80cm
Optional: 5m of 2cm bias tape for finishes
IMPERIAL: Fabric width 52 - 55in or more (SMALLER WIDTHS WON'T WORK) Size M: 60in Size L: 72in Interfacing (medium-weight iron-on): 12 x 33in
OPTIONAL: 5yd of 7/8in bias tape for finishes
-Size M Waist 110cm (43in) Hips (at the hem) 130cm (51in) Back length 60cm (23,5in) Armspan 122cm (48in)
-Size L Waist 131cm (51,5in) Hips (at the hem) 158cm (62in) Back length 68cm (27in) Armspan 140cm (55in)