Extra Small through 2X Large
This three-quarter length kimono-style jacket originated in the 20th century as an over-kimono coat that was worn for extra warmth and/or protection while out and about. Its low, square neckline was designed to attractively frame the overlapping neckbands of the kimono and under-kimono worn underneath.
Today, the Michiyuki is worn as a dressy overcoat, casual coat-dress, and artist's or work smock, perfect for studio or garden tasks. Lengthened and made out of water-repellent fabric, it also functions as a raincoat.
The pattern features a double-breasted front opening, kimono style sleeves that are large enough to fit over a kimono underneath, narrow neck band with mitered corners, and a handy pocket hidden in the front seam. Covered buttons are decorative only; snap fasteners attach the overlapping center front panels, so no buttonholes are needed.
This is the PDF version of the pattern. For the paper pattern, go here. The PDF version has several files that will be available to download after checkout: print at home version (40 pages), 36" copy shop version, A0 copy shop version (2 pages), and cutting and sewing instructions.
Suggested Fabrics: Drapey fabrics with body, such as rayon or silk crepe for the outer Michiyuki; lightweight silk or cotton for the lining. NOTE: The Michiyuki is typically made from unpatterned fabrics with a woven-in design or texture, such as brocade. This is so the garment does not clash with the more elaborate designs of the underlying kimono. However, some Michiyuki fabrics have all-over designs like small checks or narrow stripes. Satin gives a more formal, dressy look. Microfibers and treated fabrics are good for a raincoat.