What a great little throw over this is. It all started when the Christmas Shopping began and I didn't know what to get for my one and only lovely Auntie. Feeling totally uninspired by the shops (I am the worlds worst shopper) I started thinking that a personal gift made by myself would be rather nice. I am not keen on making clothes for other people, often due to fit issues (taking the pleasure out of sewing) but also, as I have found in the past, you make something for one person, it starts to escalate and where do you draw the line at saying No? Has anyone else ever had this issue or are you happy to oblige?
This is Auntie's Poncho
Inspired by the poncho made by Meg from McCalls and rather chuft at how Auntie's turned out, I decided to make one for myself.
And so this one is mine!
I made View E again and following the tip from Meg I found the centre points in the front and back and cut diagonally across from there to the end of the shoulder seams (making a triangle).
I finished the edges by stretching the fabric as I overlocked (serged to my american friends!) it to create a lettuce (wavy) effect. Although this is a jersey knit fabric, it doesn't have a huge amount of stretch so it's not as wavy as I'd like, but hey, it works! And I likes it! No idea where the fabric came from exactly; it was a reduced remnant piece from eBay quite some time ago. It was meant for a dress but it turned into a poncho instead! I love its subtle colour mixes of blue, brown and white. Fabric for Auntie's Poncho came from Minerva Crafts
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