I’ve had a very small piece, about 1 yard, of this red and grey checked fabric left over from a previous project for a couple of years. I wasn’t sure if I was going to find something to make with it, until I saw this poncho pattern in my stash last week.
I barely had enough fabric to cut this whole thing out, let alone worry about matching the plaid, so I was happy enough with the center front seam matching up. The rest would have been difficult to match much better regardless of the amount of fabric I had to work with anyway.
It was really easy to make. Seriously, really easy. It’s unlined, so I overlocked all the interior seams to make it look polished on the inside too.
I used Simplicity pattern 4812 and made a size 3. I didn’t have the correct sized separating zipper, and didn’t feel like making a trip to get one, so I made poncho C and added the hood from poncho B.
I used some leftover black wool I had to create the pom-poms at the neck. I did have enough fabric to make them out of self-fabric, but I thought the black would look better with the pom trim at the bottom. For that pom trim on the bottom, I ordered 5 yards from Amazon. Because, laziness.
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