Last week, I attempted to sew a duplicate copy of a Tiny Closet favorite:
This Asos brand jersey poncho, as I had shown in an earlier post is a go-to for working out and errand runs. In fact, I loved it so much when I got it in the mail that I ordered another.
Anyway, it also happens to be a super easy sewing pattern! So I copied it - but for Winter wear, I thought I would upgrade it a little from
just a simple jersey poncho to a luxurious boucle or boiled wool poncho for the Winter months! Great idea right? Right.
So I picked out some beautiful wool fabric and voila! Great fabric choice, right?
First of all - waaaaaay too much plaid. Rookie mistake on my part: plaid should really be worn sparingly. Especially large plaid prints. And here, my plaid poncho is the focal point but, oy - it's overkill.
Now you might be saying to yourself, "What a drama queen... It's not that bad at all!" but since I was determined to showcase my work in a post, please note that I spent a lot of time re-working the look to make it bearable.
Notice, I placed a belt right in the middle, cinching all the plaid fabric and essentially cutting up the print, thus giving the eye a break. Also, I wore matching black long sleeved top under so you have, yet again, another distraction from the plaid. And lastly, I wore a black overcoat to hide the volume of the print. So it's pretty okay with those touch ups yeah? I've still got a ways to go though.
coat: The Limited / poncho: Tiny Closet / denim: Zara / heels: Deisel
What I do absolutely adore about the stiff wool fabric though is, like I had planned, the cowl-like collar on the jersey version is now stiff and regal on the wool Winter version! So hot!!!
I spent so much money on the fabric, I will not give up on this! I've been sewing a black lining in the back. We'll see how the finished product turns out. Meanwhile, since I'm incredibly impatient with this, I bought another ream of wool (not patterned) and I will be showing it this week so cross your fingers for me!