When I first started Wiksten, it was a clothing line. It eventually turned into a pattern company, but sometimes I still miss selling ready-to-wear clothing. When Jen Garrido suggested we do a collaboration together with my Kimono Jacket design and her Dashes & Moons print (my fave), I jumped at the chance to have my design produced without having to commit to doing a full-time clothing line again. At Wiksten we often get requests for ready-to-wear garments from people who don't sew, so it's exciting to finally be able to offer them something too.
I think these jackets are really special! First of all, they're my most favorite color, and I adore the fabric. We're only making a small batch, and they're ethically made here in the US. First the fabric is screen printed, the jacket is sewn, and then each piece is garment-dyed and washed.
This is a great layering piece made from thick yet soft fabric. You can wear it in warmer months, but it's roomy enough to wear over a sweater. It's somewhere between a bathrobe/cardigan and a jean jacket, which to me is perfect because comfort is my priority.
The jacket comes in one size, which is comparable to the Wiksten size XS. The reason for this is that I've found many people in sizes XS-L have been making the size XS Kimono Jacket anyways. Many people like that size, since it's flattering for smaller people to go more oversized and for larger people to wear it more fitted. For reference, the jacket is modeled here on Jen, who's 5'3" tall and normally wears a size XS. We'll be posting more photos here soon so that you can see it on other models.
You can preorder the jacket right here!