Saturday, August 25, 2012

Two poncho Type Tops




OH MY Goodness!!! I'VE DELETED MY WEB ADDRESS. I'VE HAD TO CREATE A NEW ONE AND RECONFIGURE MY BLOG NAME.


MY NEW ADDRESS IS
                      
                            http://sewpassionista.blogspot.com

I DO HOPE YOU WILL FIND ME BECAUUSE IF YOU DON"T, I"LL MISS YOU SO MUCH!
BOOHOOHOO! I"M SO UPSET WITH MY STUPIDITY!!




This past winter, I made a couple of poncho-like wraps as project samples for my Sewing Group. I loved those wraps and wore them constantly. They were the perfect cover-ups for around the house on really frigid days and for outdoor wear in spring. If you are interested in how they are made, check out the link above.

I made this navy blue version to take with me for a long weekend in Halifax in May.  It has a nautical look  I think.



The fabric is a beautiful (albeit polyester)  navy blue, weighty cable knit that had a fantastic wide selvedge which I was able to use to finish the sides and the neck edge. I simply cut the selvedges off and serged them to the garment.


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For the closures I sewed two layers of buttons together and added a snap to each. I made three sets which I change up to match various pants ,shoes,etc. Just a bit of fun!




Note: My poncho tops are slightly shaped from neck to shoulder and from shoulder to hem like this.



This week I made this one.



I love this piece and have worn it twice already.

The fabric is a mesh which I've had in my stash for years. There are actually two layers. The top one has a flocked leaf design and the under layer is a plain mesh.The result is that the garment is less see-through and has a nice drape.


I hand basted the two layers together then serged all edges.



Again, their was a great selvedge which I used to finish the sides.The hem is turned up and fastened with Steam-a-Seam.

For the neck binding ,I used a part of the selvedge which had a curl to it.

I simply added great buttons from my stash to close the sides.






I wore my poncho top last night to a beach lobster boil and brought along the heavier one above  for warmth later in the evening. I got lots of compliments so in my mind, these are successful projects.







I wore this one on a shopping trip.



I'm now in the process of making the dress version of S2249 (OOP)which will be my last "summer" project.


Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and that your weather is as beautiful as it is here in the Maritimes!

Happy  Sewing!

10 comments:

pdiddly said...

they are such a great idea I love them both, but with autumn starting soon here I guess the knit one looks best to me.

Bunny said...

Love that heavy knit one. It would be great for where I work in the winter. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda T said...

Glad you are really still there! I clicked to get to your blog last night and it said, "no longer exists." Wow, that scared me! I must make one of those tops this year. Yours are so cute and practical!

Michelle Jadaa said...

oooh those are lovely!Im definitely going to make this!

Claire S. said...

Wouldn't want to lose you - luckily, your post was right in my blogroll where as usual when I logged in to catch up on my reading :-)

Those tops are cute !

Claire S. said...

hmmm - you'd think I could get through a one sentence comment without an error, wouldn't you ? Makes more sense when you delete the word 'where' LOL - DUH, me !!!

Gail said...

I really like the heavier weight poncho. Great go anywhere styling.

Rosy said...

This is a great idea! Love all these ponchos tops and your creativity!

pdiddly said...

Hi Diana, in answer to you question, I went into settings - posts and comments you can decide how many posts you want per page. I thought that people would see the other posts at the end of the blog, and if interested click on one of them- just that really. FYI, your post about losing your blog, came up in Blogger so it must have still been there. Silk jersey, you are right it is expensive but I think I am happy to make the investment now - love it it feels beautiful on.

Sheila said...

Lovely ponchos and love the cable knit.