Continuing with what appears to be a theme for me this winter – overlayers without sleeves – I recently purchased and sewed The Hot Patterns Fast and Fabulous Jetsetter Poncho.
The description from their website: A cozy top layer for those chilly days, this super-glam poncho is perfect for medium to heavy-weight fabrics with a little drape,like ponte or double knits, boucle, sweater knits, sweat-shirting or even fleece.
Oversized, relaxed fit, pull-over poncho has a paneled front & back, shaped armholes with facing and a cowl neck.
Make this simply gorgeous style in your favorite cool-weather colors and wear it over slim tailored pants or distressed jeans…this one bridges the gap between too-cool-for-a-sweater, not-cold-enough-for-a-coat weather.
Your funky poncho goes dog walking in the park, snuggles you whilst watching the ball-game and adds that essential cozy layer when you’re jetting off somewhere fabulous.
I took a bit of a punt with the fabric that I used, a very soft wool/acrylic blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics, and it has definitely affected the success of this project. It’s a little too thin, stretchy and drapey for this poncho. See that bit in the description about perfect for medium to heavy-weight fabrics? That’s not what I used.
I did rather like the pattern. The shaping is nice, as are the arm opening facings. It’s not a restrictive garment. But I really do need to sew it again in a more suitable fabric. I’ve still been wearing it, but it’s not as it should be. Which is all due to my fabric choice. It’s a lovely fabric, and I’ve used it successfully for other garment styles. Lesson will be learned one day!