A summer poncho?? But summer is HOT, who needs a poncho in the summer? If you live in the US Pacific Northwest you might! Our summers have plenty of cooler, rainy days and sometimes you need just a little something to toss over your shoulders as you head out to the shops or in the evening when it cools substantially.
I have still been grabbing my Pendleton wool Tacoma Poncho occasionally, but it’s a bit too warm and somehow not right to don a wool garment during the warmer months.
My original Tacoma Poncho.
I am enamored with my poncho, with it’s added pockets. You can toss it on quickly in a rush out the door. The poncho fits comfortably over anything you are wearing; no need to wonder if the sleeves will fit over your shirt, or if you will feel too “sausage-like” in a jacket (as I age, I prefer comfort to fashion!) or too warm, or not warm enough.
Remembering that I had a wonderful linen/cotton blend fabric in my garment fabric stash, I decided it was time to create a spring/summer poncho. This a 43″ wide fabric, so the “sleeves” will be shorter and I shortened the length as well.
Robert Kaufmann makes this beautiful yarn dyed fabric, that has lots of texture and which I have used previously for jackets. It cuts easily, sews up beautifully, washes nicely and comes in a wide range of colors. I order it online from Hawthorne Supply Co.
The “hand stitch” machine selection makes a great, simple accent for any garment.
Happy sewing to all!