May 2, 2015

Sashiko Jacket 009A

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SashiCo – #009A


*All Sashiko is done by hand. Tailoring is done by sewing machines manually. We do not have any assembly lines.

*This jacket is "one-of-a-kind" product. It is impossible to make the "exact-same" Jacket. Jackets with the similar design and color might be produced depending on KOFU (old fabric) availability in Japanese antique market.

*Please read 「Policy, Agreement, and Favors」before your order or inquiry.

*The size of our model (Keiko) as well as actual jacket size are described below on this page. Fees for the size adjustment is included to the listed price. It will be difficult to adjust this jacket bigger because of fabrics we have left. Please contact us so we can check its availability.

*Our Brand Tag is ready. Once the jacket is adjusted as you would like, the jacket can be yours.



【MODEL】:SashiCo Jacket #009A

【NAME】:Front-Tsuru / Back-Matsu Special Kofu Jacket

【MATERIAL】: Cotton 100% (Kofu - old fabric)


* This Jacket is made from the same material of Jacket #008A. They also share the same concept. These two (#008 and #009) are sister jackets. Because of the available part of the fabric, Keiko made two different, individual jacket with same concept and material. 

-----     ------ the description from Jacket #008A


* It was a big decision for Keiko to purchase this fabric when she saw it in the market. Besides the price itself, it was a set of Kimono - not the clean sheet of fabric. When she worked for the company "Hida Sashiko", employees in the company took a kimono part to the fabric and cleaned them so we could use them as material. Since old fabric is fragile without appropriate care, taking a kimono part and cleaning require the special skills; it is also the professional job. Keiko worried if she might make a hole or make it torn out, and if she could make a jacket with these fragile fabric. She took a risk, and she overcame the problem. This beautiful jacket is the return of taking the risk. 


* This is a reversible Jacket. Keiko used the green color old fabric for lining. This green fabric also aged beautifully so it matches the front fabric in terms of the design and making the fabric stronger. Keiko took extra care of the part where fabric was too weaken. In order to fix fabric strong enough, the part where stitched by machine are very rare on this jacket. Most of the stitching and sawing is done by hand stitching, even in tailoring. Therefore, it has the unique soft texture. It is very comfortable to wear. 


* Keiko believes the pattern of Tsuru (Crane) and Matsu (Pine tree) is the symbolic design in Japanese textile culture. She dreams of the exhibition in the U.S. where Atsushi lives now so this could be the jacket to introduce what Japanese textile culture is like, and ultimately what Sashiko is. Regardless of worries for weak fabric and difficulties of fixing it, she enjoyed making this jacket. It became like a puzzle game at the end of the production process. 


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#009A – Detail

(Model - Keiko's size)


Our Sizing Information

【HEIGHT】: About 169 cm

【BUST 】: About 90 cm


(Jacket #009A Size)

【SHOULDER WIDTH】: About 64 cm

【BUST (one side)】: About 64 cm 

(double the number to measure the size for bust size)


【HEM WIDTH】: About 64 cm

【YUKI LENGTH(*1)】: About 61 cm

【LENGTH】:About 83 cm

【SLEEVE】: About 29 cm

【WRISTBAND】: About 70 cm


*1 : YUKI LENGTH is the measure used in Japanese sizing chart. It is the length from "the center point of a seam of back collar" through "the point of top shoulder" to "the end of sleeve."

*Please refer the page "About the size of Jacket" to see how each measure indicates the parts of jackets.

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