Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Reversible Poncho / Cape Child Sized 18 Months




























Wouldn't it be great if you could just throw a coat over your child's shoulders? A coat that is heavy enough to block some of the brisk fall wind, but not so heavy that it looks like you are heading out to build a snowman? How about a coat that snaps in the crotch so that it does't ride up around that great baby belly? Well, I wanted and couldn't find one...... so I made one!


I am very excited about this lightweight poncho!



It has a hood.



It has a snap in the crotch.

It slides easily on and off over the head. No worry about armholes.

It is like a warm blanket wrapped comfortably around your little one's shoulders, but it stays on and they can still move and crawl in it!



It is reversible.



And...it is only three pattern pieces!

A hood.

A front.

And back.



Cut two of the front and back pieces on the fold - one from the lining and one from the main fabric.

Cut four hood pieces - two main and two lining fabric.

I am going post the pattern pieces for a size 12-18 month poncho (that is the size Eliana is wearing in the pictures) along with a tutorial on how to make one of your own.

To see the full FREE tutorial and 12-18 month pattern click here!



What do you think?


Look for the Fall Poncho Tutorial - coming soon!





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6 comments:

  1. Love this...want to make one, looking forward to the pattern. Do you think this is a good project for a beginner at sewing?

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    1. I am so excited you are learning to sew! We can trade sewing secrets ;-). Yes, it would be a good pattern for a beginner. It is only three pattern pieces. It would cover all the basics of sewing, but no button holes, zippers, etc.

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  2. I have been looking everywhere for a tutorial for a reversible hooded poncho. It seems like everything I can find it no sew fleece, but that's not what I want. THIS is what I want! Have you posted the tutorial for it?

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    1. I will prioritize finishing the tutorial this week. I have to figure out Google Docs to post the pattern pieces, but it has been on my to do list for a few weeks now - thanks for the motivation and check back soon for: Reversible Poncho / Cape Tutorial post.

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    2. Okay, so I had every intention of finishing this tutorial this week, but Eliana got sick and of course she comes first. So...this is now on my To Do list for next week. Sorry! Promise - coming soon!

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    3. Tutorial is done! Phew... Please ask questions because I am sure it is not completely clear - it is my first sewing tutorial and also my first time posting pattern pieces I have made online. Also, please let me know if you have trouble with the links to the pattern pieces. Good Luck and please please please share pictures with me if you make one!

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