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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.
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!