I've long been eyeing this pattern.
I thought it might be a fun piece and a possible project for my sewing group. I bought the down loadable version of the pattern to save having to pay the $23 shipping fee. It's not fun to tape all those pieces together, though !
Here's my version on Antoinette
and here is what I think ...
As you can see by my photo, there's quite a difference between my resulting poncho and the drawing on the pattern envelope and yes I was disappointed. I really loved the lines of it on that drawing. But seriously, there's no way that would ever work. The slope of the shoulder would have to be so sharply downward that you wouldn't be able to move your arms. The drape below the arm is just what allows arm movement.
I still like this poncho and a couple of my ladies want to make one. Also, I'll probably use it as a design for my next Fashion Show which will be in May.
This gorgeous fabric is a quite heavy quilted look polyester knit I bought at Fabricville a couple of years ago. It was suppose to become a coat but I decided against that because of the busyness of the print. But don't you think that there are great polyesters on the market today? I would still prefer to sew using all natural fibers as I did all though the 80's but they are just not that available here nowadays.
I ended up making size 12 because that seemed to be similar to my measurements but that ended up too big. However ,when I made a 2" fold down the center front, I was satisfied . I had bought these wine buttons for the coat I had planned and so I added them and I like the effect.
The collar isn't doubled in the instructions but I did . It sits very nicely on my shoulders and away from my chin and I really like that.
This is a really warm piece and I hope to be able to wear it soon when the winter temps warm up a little .
I've been making new tops to replace the ones I'm tired of wearing so I'll show you those next week. I've also auditioned a simple but cute cardi pattern that I could make for my next Fashion Show, Butterick 6393 and I'll show you a couple of those so please come back to see.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving comments . I love reading what you think.
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