Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ponchos in Summer - Simplicity 4781

I'm always looking for ways to jazz up the wardrobe. But at the same time keeping it classic. This next review is on a fall/winter accessories or cover up pattern. This has been in the collection for a while. But is not outdated or dull.

This poncho is great for keeping the chill off your arms in those air conditioned theaters and restaurants.  It's also perfect for fall like evenings that we sometimes get in the summertime.


The view that drew me to this pattern is the one I'm reviewing today.

Pattern Description: Misses' ponchos, vest, scarf, head band and bag.

Pattern Sizing: XS to XL, I made large. I made view A.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? You really don't them. But, yes they were easy to follow. This is one of the one hour patterns. It didn't take me an hour to make the poncho.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the simplicity of it. I may make up the scarf, vest and head band for myself and for gifts. No dislikes.

Fabric Used: Knit from Walmart and a stable knit from Vogue. Both have been is the stash for a while.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Instead a sewing a small hem, I serged the edges.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I've already made two ponchos. I will sew a few of the other views. Yes, I recommend it if you have this pattern in your collection. It's easy.

Conclusion: This is an easy pattern that a beginner could sew with no problems.


  1. These are really lovely. Brilliant idea! And your choice of fabrics is just perfect.

  2. Ponchos are versatile garments, very easy to make and depending on the type of fabric you use, ponchos can be worn all year long. That reminds I need to add ponchos to my veryyyyyy longgggg list of items to sewwwww

  3. What a quick, chic option instead of a cardigan!

  4. Love these made with a pair of large square silk scarves, too! You're right- a great project for a beginner, too. Cute!

  5. Wow! This is really cool idea to get warm on summer nights without carrying the weight of a coat! Wonderful inspiration!

  6. What a nice stylish way to make a great ensemble quickly!! Very nice post, thanks for the tip!!

  7. How nice to have a pair of these--one of them is bound to match whatever you're wearing! It's freezing cold in my office...

  8. I love the way your paired these two pieces. Ponchos are so versatile and easy to wear...I love them.



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