So last week I made a poncho.
Isn’t that model so cheeky and fun! Such a cute look – had to give it a whirl.
Found the fabric at an op shop – don’t love it but I wear Rust, Brown and Green colours. It is known as a Basketweave – see how the yarns hop over one another – it’s not that common these days.
The pattern went together perfectly. I dawdled (I was still on holidays) as I made it so it took too long. Drawing the yarns to get that fringe look out was kinda therapeutic. I should go back and run a line of zig-zag stitch across them to ensure they don’t fray but next time I get my domestic machine out will have to do.
So on Monday (photo day!) the weather finally went Summery. It was over 30 degrees – far too hot to wearing woolen garments and silk scarves! I was sweating and the hair was fully frizzy.
You should have been there for the to doozy argument my husband and I had about the appalling dinner I served up after the photo shoot! The heat makes me crazy – I am the basket case in case you were wondering.
⁃ Fabric Wool from the Op Shop – $10
⁃ Pattern: Simplicity 3600 – 50 cents
⁃ Year: Circa 1950’s
⁃ Notions: Just thread
⁃ Time to complete: 6 hours – too long – too much dawdling
⁃ First worn: For the photos
⁃ Wear again? Yes in Winter peeking out from under a coat!
⁃ Total price: $10.50