Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Poncho for all Seasons!

I declare that 2015 has been my year of the poncho.

With the seasons changing and finally a glimmer of sunshine on our horizon I asked myself,

"Julianne, how do you plan to incorporate a poncho into your Summer wardrobe?"

"Well, Julianne," I answered myself, "With a vintage towel beach poncho OF COURSE!" D'uh!"





 Two matching "palm beach" vintage towels at Savers the other day were exactly what I needed. A  pair for $2.99!

Fortunately, I had the trusty "Golden Hands Encyclopedia of Craft" poncho instructions at the ready...
 
The towels were a lot larger than the size in Golden Hands.  I cut some of the length but kept the width so it's a large coverall for the beach. I included the darts too as suggested in the book.

In one crafternoon I made it, finishing it off with some fringing. So simple!
Now...where's the sun?

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I especially like how you've added the fringe. I would say you have excellent photo editing skills if I didn't know already that you were actually in these places for real.

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    1. Ha! The truth is I was out in the back yard in my knickers and poncho and of course there was a knock at the door in the middle of the photo experiment and I had to pretend I wasn't home!!

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  2. What a lovely idea, I must raid my old towel cupboard at once and shamelessly copy you.

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    1. Do it Patsy! They are super easy to make!

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  3. Behold, the Poncho of Destiny! Even after all this time your creativity does not cease to amaze. Excellent poncho.

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    1. Ooh magic poncho of destiny could take me places like a magic carpet.

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