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Spotted McCall’s Poncho

IMG_3192It’s beginning to consistently feel chilly in Dallas, so I finally pulled out my favorite sweaters this past week. Among them is this M6658 that I made shortly after Lo was born. It is my favorite transitional me-made piece to wear to date! It’s the perfect piece to throw over a simple long sleeve tee and jeans or leggings.

Even though the pattern is out of print, you can still find copies available on Amazon, Etsy, and Ebay with a quick Google search, but M7255 looks like a nice, cozy alternative. It appears to have a similar cowl neck option and seams down the center back and front.
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My favorite details about this poncho sweater are the construction and the oversized cowl. The back piece crosses over to the front creating an opening for your arms. I think a beginner may find it a little challenging since you end up sewing Y seams to create the openings. Because of the high-low hem, I chose a reversible polka dot sweater knit I found at Joann.
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I made the size Medium because I wanted a tad more length than the XS without the hassle of grading the pattern pieces. I used the coverstitch-like setting on my serger to finish my seams neatly, so it was a rather quick sew. Even though the pattern calls for a moderate knit, I am considering making another using a reversible wool that I found at a local shop. It won’t have the same drape, but I think it will still work well.
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So, tell me, what’s your favorite item to wear during the cooler months? Are you team polka dots or stripes?

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