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Made By A Fabricista: Winter Poncho

Hello Everyone, Today’s post is all about my new fall/winter layering piece: a poncho with tasseled hem.

The Fabric.

I selected a heavy weight wool/polyester chunky knit sweater. The fabric is a plaid print with colors perfect for the winter season. It has a one way stretch and nappy textured.




The Pattern.

I used McCalls 8241 for this project. It is a knit poncho with wide sleeve bands and options for turtleneck, crewneck, cropped, shaped or  tassle hems. I made view C without the turtleneck detail. I modified it by skipping the sleeves, it would have been too thick trying to sewing multiple layers.

The Sewing Process.

This poncho sewing process was relatively easy and straightforward. I decided to omit the sleeves portion as it would have been too bulky to sew with the weight of the fabric. I made tassels using knitting yarns and attached it to the hem of the poncho. Since I had extra fabric left after cutting the poncho, I used the rest to cut a long chunky scarf.

The Styling.

For this look, I layered the poncho on top of an all black outfit. I paired it with a black sweater, leggings and completed the look with a black knee high boots. I love that the poncho is warm, cozy and can be styled multiple ways.


I can’t wait to layer my new poncho with my winter outfits this season, have a good weekend and see you on my next post!


RALIAT  @raliat.oyinlola


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category WOOL KNITS, SWEATER KNITS, & KNITS.

Comments

  1. IT looks SO COZY! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful. The fabric is lovely and you made the most of it, especially as you have styles it here.

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  3. Beautiful! Love the fabric colors!

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  4. Perfect choice of fabric great work!

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  5. I like the poncho in that fabric. Funny how did I missed that pattern ? I seem to have all the others but your is perfect for the fabric. The tassel on the ends is really nice and I like the scarf you made also.

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  6. I bought that pattern, too. I have a buffalo check that I am thinking of placing on the diagonal, front and back to break up the heavy horizontal lines. How essential is the stretch on this pattern?

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