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ykrhanshi3
11-30-2014, 04:45 PM
In Yu Ko Ryu Jujitsu we may wear the hakama, let me know if you make your own, I do and without a pattern

Timothy WK
12-03-2014, 08:33 AM
What type of fabric do you use? I've made a pair in the past, but wasn't really satisfied with the fabric selection at my local fabric store.

Janet Rosen
12-03-2014, 06:22 PM
What type of fabric do you use? I've made a pair in the past, but wasn't really satisfied with the fabric selection at my local fabric store.

Therein lies the rub :-) I love to sew, including pressing, but hate to iron...so wear a purchased tetron hakama....because I love to wear tetron but don't love sewing other than cotton, linen, wool, etc....

I would recommend a good light to mid weight cotton twill or lightweight canvas but make sure the individual threads are fairly small and are very densely woven (look up at the ceiling light in the fabric store through the fabric).

ykrhanshi3
12-04-2014, 10:48 PM
I make hakama with 60% cotton, holds pleats well with starch.

Janet Rosen
12-05-2014, 12:18 AM
I make hakama with 60% cotton, holds pleats well with starch.

Cotton/poly I assume then?

ykrhanshi3
12-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Poly is good but not as soft as 100% cotton. The type and weight of the fabric is determined by how much you want to spend. Any non-stretch, non-transparent, material will work.

Janet Rosen
12-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Poly is good but not as soft as 100% cotton. The type and weight of the fabric is determined by how much you want to spend. Any non-stretch, non-transparent, material will work.

Well, you said 60% cotton so I am trying to figure out what the other 40% is - if not poly?
I am a seamstress and I proofed Carol Schifflet's hak pattern for Round Earth Publishing; I am well aware of fabric properties but am just trying to clarify what you meant by "60% cotton."

Malicat
12-05-2014, 08:07 PM
Well, you said 60% cotton so I am trying to figure out what the other 40% is - if not poly?
I am a seamstress and I proofed Carol Schifflet's hak pattern for Round Earth Publishing; I am well aware of fabric properties but am just trying to clarify what you meant by "60% cotton."

He only made a bit over half a hakama?

ykrhanshi3
12-05-2014, 09:20 PM
I don't know what the other 40% is, I was just told "it is synthetic". Poly may include one or more synthetic fibers or rubber. I haven't been to sewing school for more than 50 years so I'm behind the times.

Janet Rosen
12-06-2014, 08:03 AM
I don't know what the other 40% is, I was just told "it is synthetic". Poly may include one or more synthetic fibers or rubber. I haven't been to sewing school for more than 50 years so I'm behind the times.

Don't know what school has to do with it. Going to fabric stores and doing burn tests on fabric is about all it takes :-)
Poly is shorthand for polyester, a very specific fiber. A 60% cotton/40% polyester blend is a standard garment fabric.
I have no idea who would put rubber in a fabric (other than rubberized specifically for rainwear)
Spandex, used for stretch in combo with many other fibers these days, would not ever be suitable for a hakama fabric.

ykrhanshi3
12-06-2014, 06:41 PM
Thanks that is good to know.