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denim hoodie?

I've been really into sashiko and japanese boro cloth, which is indigo dyed cloth that has been repeatedly repaired and sewed upon for strength and warmth. and I have been considering making myself a jacket for yard work and general wear using the same techniques, but I have a few quandaries. its a bit akward to wear a kimono jacket as a non-japanese girl, I usually wear hoodies because they are both comfortable and warm, but they arn't that sturdy long term. and I kinda hate wearing the denim jackets I have because they arn't that comfortable.
should I go ahead and make a japanese jacket, take apart a hoodie and make a version out of denim, or just keep repairing my old hoodie until it falls apart?


secret option D is throwing all that out and just making myself a blanket. ladies, what do you all think?

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khemlab
Apr. 24th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
I don't really have an opinion, just here to say your post led me to Google boro cloth - how interesting!
m0rbidm00n
Apr. 24th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
"its a bit akward to wear a kimono jacket as a non-japanese girl"

I think I'm missing something here.. but why.. is it awkward to wear a kimono jacket for you? I have to admit I don't know a lot about kimono or boro cloth.. but if you're designing and making your own thing, why not just make something that you like? Both visually and functionally speaking.
mrs_ralph
Apr. 24th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
You could try using your hoodie as a sort of inner layer for your boro type cloth. Just patch it with denim as it needs patched and maybe patch the inside with different flannels. Eventually you will have a hoodie with the boro cloth affect.
midsummermuse
Apr. 25th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
I liked mrs_ralph's suggestion. I'm behind the idea of making a kimono. Depending on your comfort level, it would be great as a top over skinny jeans or just at home as your robe/lazy wear. Make what you think you'll enjoy and use the most. I'm sure a blanket would also be nice.
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