RH417 — Japanese Under Armour (Oyoroi Hitatare) sewing pattern
RH417 — Japanese Under Armour (Oyoroi Hitatare) sewing pattern
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RH417 — Japanese Under Armour (Oyoroi Hitatare) sewing pattern

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The perfect threads for under your Japanese armour!

Developed by RH's resident Japanese clothing expert and based on extant examples in Japanese museums and temples, our pattern for Oyoroi Hitatare is not only the most historically accurate Japanese clothing pattern you'll ever buy, it's the easiest pattern you'll ever use.

Included are easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to construct Oyoroi Hitatare in a period manner. Includes the hitatare (top), matching hakama (pants), kosode (undershirt), and shitabakama (drawers). Also included are extensive historical notes on the origin and appropriate wear of oyoroi hitatare and directions on how to get dressed.

All you need is the shoes!

(And just to be sure there's no confusion, the armour shown on cover is not included.)

Fits chests 34" to 54" and waists 28" to 50". All sizes in one envelope. 

Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Suggested Fabrics: silk, linen or hemp
Notions: thread, cord or narrowware for sleeve drawstring, white silk, linen or hemp for hakama ties
Yardage Requirements:
Pants (Hakama) - 2.5 yds 45” wide
Top (Hitatare) - 4 yds 60” wide
Underrobe (Kosode) - 3 yds 60” wide
Drawers (Shitabakama) - 1 yd 60” wide

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