January 3, 2015

GET OUT OF MY HEAD...

...ohm-goodness!  Is it just me, or do you too find it hard to coral all the sewing ideas in your head?   I have had so much fun over Christmas break; glorious days off - but it resulted in way too many ideas floating in my head - I need air traffic control!  In an effort to remedy of the situation, I acted out of my norm and broke my #1 Sewing Rule:  Finish a project before starting another.  Truthfully, I am really good about upholding this self inflicted rule.  But I set my 2014 Winter Coat Project aside (for just a minute) to give myself some relief from flying objects ideas.  Can't ever remember even wanting a poncho, but after being inspired by TheTellTaleTasha's Olivia Pope-ish rendition I just had to have one to GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD and into reality.
I'm calling this my Rustic Poncho, it's from McCall's 6209 - I made View A.
A quick make, most of it completed while I enjoyed a nice talk with my Brother last night.  I'm in love!  Can't wait to wear it with my cowgirl boots and jeans as my first day back at work outfit next week...

36 comments:

  1. Very Very Very lovely. I've been meaning to make Poncho, but the weather here in FL doesn't warrant one lately

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    1. Florida, oh Florida, I love Florida. But you could make one from light weight fabric.

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  2. Looks great. Very definitely Olivia Pope's style.

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    1. Thank you Summer! Just added you to my Bloglovin feed.

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  3. This is very chic. I have never made a poncho nor is it on my sewing list. I have to change that for 2015. I love this fabric. Can't wait to see how you style it.

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    1. Thank you! I think a poncho would fit you perfectly!

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  4. Fabulous and you will look great.

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    1. Thank you Lori - I in love with it!

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  5. I feel sure you will love this poncho. Know what you mean about all those ideas flying around. I've had some too just whizzing by. All in due time!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I know, all in due time!

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  6. Very nice and from one educator to another isn't it nice to have something newly sewn to wear back to work?😊

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    1. Oh yes, I love having new outfits! Thank you!

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  7. Perfectly titled project. That will look so nice with your jeans and cowboy boots.

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  8. I have the same problem Faye - too many ideas - it gets quite exhausting, doesn't it?

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    1. Sarah really, at times it tends to wear me out. It can also cause confusion and slow down production.

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  9. I never considered myself the poncho type even though I wore them as a child in the 70's -- and thought I was pretty cool. Now they are popping up everywhere in sewing land and are looking fierce! Love yours and Tasha's. Now it's in my head--umm, ok Ms. Faye--you got me thinking.

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    1. I think the poncho deserves a little consideration Robin. It just might work for you too.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Sometimes simple garments are the best!

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  11. I so enjoyed this post, because I also have too many sewing ideas in my head that are out of control. The idea of having an air traffic controller was hilarious, but oh so necessary. You handle it, in true Olivia Pope style. Love it!

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    1. I really have to talk to myself to try and calm down Alethia. Thank you!

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  12. My head is ALWAYS full of ideas too! It can be too much sometimes... Love the poncho!

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    1. I know Margo all of the ideas are wonderful but it can be a bit overwhelming at times. Thank you!

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  13. Ok....I'm going to have to get this pattern. I have a piece of fabric that I bought thinking I'd make a cape (hunter green and ivory houndstooth), but I think this would work great. Yep I have the same problem as you and the other ladies to much fabric, patterns, and ideas floating in my sewing brain.

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  14. There are so many different poncho patterns out there. I know Simplicity has two or three. Sounds like a great fabric choice for a poncho to me. Can't wait to see it. Did you make the stew???

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    1. Oh yes and what a big hit. I had to make two minor adjustments, my son does not like onions, so I pureed the onions. I also only used half of the hot sauce. It made such a big batch I thought I'd have enough for a couple of days. It was gone in one day. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    2. Sooooooooooo glad you and your family enjoyed it!!!

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  15. I love ponchos and capes. They are so much fun. Yours is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Tomasa!

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  16. I'm not really a fan of ponchos but this looks really great. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you Chuleenan. I never wanted one either, but just had to have this one.

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  17. Thanks, Faye!! I absolutely ADORE the fabric you used!!

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