Yes, plural. I made two Harriot Wiksten Haoris before Harriot was released into the world. I loved the first one I made so much, that I couldn’t NOT make a second. (And now I’m holding back urges to make more…at least for the time being anyway…)
There are many good things to say about this pattern. First, it works so well with many different types of fabrics. I’ve seen it made up in silky, drapey stuff as well as heavier, sturdier linens–and it always works!
The meatier yarn dye in Harriot is very well suited for the Haori pattern. It has substance, texture and still a little bit of drape. Plus, I love the opportunity to play with the lining options.
Everything about the Haori is cozy. From the wide collar to the generous pockets…
And the shape is really nice.
I made this blue one first. It is the Mid length, and I love it.
Next, I just had to try the Short length.
This version is in the sage-y green from Harriot with a little more flash in the lining.
I have been wearing this one a lot. It’s a perfect layer for the Florida “winter” (if it cools off enough), and I wore it constantly last week when I was in Northern California.
I didn’t make any modifications to either version, although I did opt for matching the collar that you see to the Main fabric (rather than having the lining show). I’m sure this depends on your personal preference and the fabric that you’re using. I also didn’t interface the collar as mentioned in the pattern. The thicker fabric from Harriot had all of the substance that I wanted, and so I ended up saving myself that step and those extra supplies.
If you have a serger and like using it, this is a great project for it. I serged the whole thing, except in places where you need to do some top stitching. The serger made it a fun and clean way to put it all together.
I am such a fan.
pattern: Wiksten Haori (Mid and Short Lengths)
Hey Carolyn, the Wikstens are great! I can’t wait for Harriot to start selling here in the UK so I can get my hands on some
carolyn friedlander says
Thanks, Tara! I can’t wait to see what you make. 🙂
Hi! I really love the sage fabric you used! Would you mind letting me know which fabric it is? I’m absolutely obsessed with that color and can’t find it anywhere!
carolyn friedlander says
Hi Tara! I’m glad you like it! The fabric is from my Harriot collection, and it’s linked in the article. 🙂 To find sources, a google search for “harriot fabric carolyn friedlander” is probably your best bet!