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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Poncho Problems

Hello Refashion-ers. I am still waiting for warm Spring weather where I live so I wore this poncho to stay warm. It had this turtleneck that was uncomfortable to wear. It was too bulky and I didn't like how it felt. 

I cut up the middle to open it up and make it like a... mini cape? I can't think of a better way to describe it.

It looks a bit uneven in this pic but I promise it is even and it is more comfortable now. It was a quick fix. If it had unraveled, I was going to remove it completely.

Thanks for reading and happy sewing to you!


john Brent said...

I love your woollen top...
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Amy Jo said...

I hate turtlenecks too. Good solution!

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Ladies. I appreciate the comments. :)

Heidi said...

I really like that. Inspiring!

Marisa Glied said...

Oh wow! Great fix!


g.satansbraten said...

Hmm, I have a tendency to look veeeery 'on the wrong spot' with my little head with wide collars like this.
Additional I feel a little bit too trapped (to ONE/the cold season only) with turtlenecks, I tend to open or remove them as well. To 'open' them at their side-seam is sometimes already doing a lot for me and/or for 'both of our instantly improving looks': mine as well as the garments ;-) !
Optional - if possible: keep turtle-neck separate to be worn, when possible/necessary.
Iiiiiyes, I'm a 'slave-driver' and try to push for max./multiple use at least concerning non wingeing clothing !

LG, Gerlinde

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks for the comments ladies. I appreciate it so much. I like your ideas Gerlinde. Multipurpose is awesome for clothes. Happy sewing everyone.

Lovenicky said...

What a simple way to transform an uncomfortable garment to a very wearable and useful garment! Bravo!

Carissa said...

What a nice, easy save! And if it does start to unravel, perhaps a little decorative ribbon as a binding?


Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks for all the comments. I love it. It is nice to have a place where others are as into sewing and such. No unraveling yet. So far, so good.