Poncho using Butterick B5993 Misses' Shawls and Cowl-Neck Tops

December 31, 2016

The inspiration for this project was my friend Jennifer's birthday.  I figured I could just make a poncho based on my cream colored cape, but I went searching for a pattern instead. It took me a while to decide on one, but I ended up buying Butterick B5993 - Misses' Shawls and Cowl-Neck Tops.




Fabric:  African inspired cotton from Fabrictopia, Nicole Miller Silky Solid Crinkle Fabric-Black 100% Polyester 


Notions: Items on the instructions including black thread.  I added , a black closure, black fringe and a Mystery Maracuja tag. 


How did it look compared to the pattern?  I used View A and it looked the same. 


Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. 


Likes? It was straight forward. 


Dislikes? None. 


Pattern changes?  Instead of cutting two back pieces, I cut one.  I added the lining with the black fabric to give it a little more warmth and luxurious feel.  I lined the bottom with black fringe to make it a little more fun. I decided not to use the closure so she could have the option to use a pin of her choice.  I also cut a belt inspired by Mimi G Style. 


Will I sew this again? Absolutely. I can't wait to make one for me. I just need to pick out some fabric. 


Would I recommend this to others?  Sure!










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