Poncho Chic

Hi Modistas 👋🏾

Summer kinda left us hanging. It has gotten cold without much warning, which is forcing me to dive right into sewing up our fall/winter wardrobe.

Lately I have been feeling ponchos, I haven’t worn one in 16 years! I thought I’d take a go at it. Fearing that I would end up looking like Ugly Betty, I knew I had to some what chic it up!

Mily Mae Fabrics recently stocked some double rib cable knit fabric and I thought it would make a good poncho. The fabric will also make a great top, sweater, cardigan…let’s just say I’m ordering some more!

I modified the Sugar and Spice Poncho from Ellie and Mac.

Adults Pattern

Kids Pattern

First thing I did was curve the square hem with a french curve.

Then I defined the waist with a belt/tie.

For mines I measured 14.5″ from the shoulder seam and 5″ over from the side. 2 on the front and 2 on the back, this is were I put the buttonholes, to insert my belt.

*Make sure to apply interfacing to your buttonhole markings before you sew them in, this helps to stablize the holes.

For my girls

I Measured down 9 1/2″ and 3″ over.

The buttonholes on both mines and the girls are 1 1/4″ in long.

For the ties (both)

I cut a strip 3″ wide and 60-63″ long. You can make the kids tie shorter…it was a little too long.

Fold the tie in half width wise (right sides together) and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance.


I cut that down to 5.5″ for mine and for the girls 2.5″ to 3″.

To finish off our look we used our favorite free boot cuff pattern from Made for Mermaids.

I got to say, we are pretty ready for fall 🍂

Happy Creating!

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