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Belted Paisley Scarf Poncho

Added Dec 1, 2016

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






DIY Poncho – Burdastyle 1/2010 #158

I got this nice shawl from the thrift store for one dollar, and tried this alteration. It had a hole and other pulls in it, but luckily it was mainly situated where the front neckline was to be cut out. The shawl is shorter in width across the shoulders than the pattern, but I sewed each side together at the waist for about 20cm, so it won’t move around. Its purpose is certainly decorative; I lined it in a rather bright green vintage off-cut, which gives it a bit of a dress up box look eeeeek lol, and I turned all outer edges to the inside just for stability. I guess it adds extra warmth too, although it isn’t fleecy for winter. I put a pocket inside each front flap, so it has some usefulness lol. It is also tricky trying to match it with other items, unless you are after a riot of color and paisley to layer over your outfits lol. Location: Freeman’s Bay

Material Notes

open weave pink & gold paisley medium thickness shawl with tasseled ends; 70s green lining




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Rock
Cashmere, Wool

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    Dec 14, 2016, 02.38 PMby kisses

    Cool idea nadia…real sporty with the outfit

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    Dec 5, 2016, 08.26 AMby Eli Cat

    I love your outfit. Very nice!

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      Dec 6, 2016, 12.10 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thank you so much! Cool to hear you like =D

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    Dec 3, 2016, 03.43 PMby RedBelka

    Awesome poncho! Love the entire outfit!

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      Dec 4, 2016, 04.56 AMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much RedBelka! lovely to receive your compliment xxx

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    Dec 2, 2016, 12.41 AMby izbott

    This is cool!

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      Dec 4, 2016, 04.56 AMby sewing fanatic

      I thank you very much izbott xx

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    Dec 1, 2016, 04.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very colorful and nice! Looks great on you! :)

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      Dec 1, 2016, 09.58 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanking you very much sweets! ;D

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    Dec 1, 2016, 06.02 AMby Mary Athey

    Love this as it’s got a great hippy vibe to it. I love your jeans as well. Great happy outfit x

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      Dec 1, 2016, 11.59 AMby sewing fanatic

      thank you Mary! i’m happy to hear its a happy outfit lol. its defintely one of my more colorful outfits haha! =D x

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