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.
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.
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.
So, tell me, what’s your favorite item to wear during the cooler months? Are you team polka dots or stripes?

5 thoughts on “Spotted McCall’s Poncho

  1. Ellyn Zinsmeister says:

    you’re so cute! I’m a huge fan of polka dots, though I haven’t sewn with them in ages. hmm… my go to this winter is the Linden Sweatshirt… i’ve made three so far & wear them almost every day

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