One more Kochi Kimono to share before the year runs out! This time, out of a bright pink wool boucle.
Abby made a cozy-looking version that inspired me to try out this pattern in a boucle, and it does not disappoint. For this version, I cut out view 3 for a simple, loose jacket that slightly overlaps in the front.
The size small definitely feels oversized, but I like it this way. I mean, look at how large the back is! But for something woolly and cozy like this, I like how it fits.
This one came together even faster than the first version since there were no pockets or ties to sew. As a shortcut, I serged the edge of the neckband instead of turning under the raw edge, folded the band in half to the inside, and topstitched everything in place. All the edges were serged before stitching as well, to prevent any unravelling.
I’ll be wearing this a lot this winter, it’s a great layering piece! Just goes to show how a pattern can look so different in different types of fabrics.