A long haori-inspired jacket is perfect for easy elegance. Think cotton and fringe for a boho look or silk and embroidery for a classic feel ... make it your way. You're the designer!
How to Lengthen the Kochi Jacket
Starting at the second notch up from the bottom, draw a line against the grain from the side seam to the opposite edge.
Place a ruler against a straight edge and draw a line that continues down the new paper as far as you desire.
Draw another line along your untrimmed edge.
Well done! You've lengthened your first pattern piece. Repeat that process for all pieces including the neckband, lining and front pieces.
Because the front piece is shaped, the lines will be a little different there so let's take a closer look at that.
After adding my length using the same method as above, I've drawn a new centre front by placing a ruler between the notches at the centre front and trimming the pattern piece along that. You'll see that it adds an extra little wedge to the width of the bottom portion. That's fine. It's just creating a more streamlined edge.
Now sew your Kochi as usual by following the instructions.