112 Japanese Field Clothing


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Misses 6-20 (Small - XLarge); Men's 32-44.

Patterns and sewing instructions are included for three versatile and comfortable garments – the Hippari, sized for men and women; Monpei, or field pants, for women; and Padded Jacket for women.  All are constructed in the time-honored way.

The Hippari is a hip-length jacket that overlaps in front and ties at the side.  Its front opening is finished with a neckband. Two different elbow-length sleeves are given:  for women, a rectangular sleeve with small traditional openings under the arms in both sleeve and body; for men, sleeves are tapered, with no underarm opening.

The calf-length Field Pants have pleats at the waist below back and front waistbands that wrap and tie.  Roomy gussets at the crotch allow full ease of movement; leg hems are finished with elastic.  There is a patch pocket on the right front hip. 

The Padded Jacket has a straight front opening and neckband.  Construction includes an outer layer, batting, and a short contrasting lining.  The curved sleeves (which can also be used, unpadded, on the Hippari), have traditional underarm openings.

Suggested fabrics: For Hippari and Field Pants, choose medium-weight tightly woven materials such as cotton, lightweight denim, or silk. Traditional Japanese fabrics are usually indigo-dyed ikat weave or striped cotton in blue, black, gray, or brown. For Padded Jacket, choose light to medium-weight cotton, silk, or rayon, or lightweight wool.

Yardage chart (.pdf)

This pattern is available as a paper pattern and a PDF pattern.  This is the paper pattern.  If you want the PDF versions, please go here. 

CORRECTION NOTE:  Correction for pattern layouts in paper pattern for Hippari and Padded Jacket can be viewed and downloaded here.



  • Video on making the Padded Jacket from this pattern: