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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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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!
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.
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.
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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