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Wool Poncho Coat - Patchwork

Added Nov 29, 2009

by judabra

Guildford, Unite...






Years ago, my mom acquired a huge amount of pure wool fabric remnants – quite small in size, not suitable for any big project. I sorted out those remnants and decided to have a go at a patchwork project. This was year 1997, so some 12 years ago!

The only thing I could do was cut the fabric into triangular pieces and use patchwork technique to make a poncho coat. I will admit, during the 12 years this thing was in and out of my wardrobe, depending if boho style was in fashion or not.

And yes, many times I thought I should have made it into a throw – but hey, here it is.

The pattern for the poncho, I believe, was taken and adapted from some Burda design, I can’t remember which.

I have worn this poncho (and still sometimes wear it) with long black leather gloves, a beret, high heels, short black skirts, or jeans.

Material Notes

Wool remnants, 3 buttons.




Garment Type

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    Nov 19, 2010, 04.18 PMby kajsasyr

    I agree with all – I LOVE IT!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 03.22 PMby adamante

    The colours match perfectly, great technique! Love it, love it, love it!!!

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    Jan 9, 2010, 06.15 AMby patchitup

    I have actually started a poncho today, which is why I came to Burda today. My poncho is with corduroy. The pattern is requiring a 60" wide fabric, which is a problem because I only had 1.5 yards of 54" pinwhale. But, I also have lots of scrap from old cord pants. On inspecting the pattern, the size I needed just fits the 54", but only for the front section. So I am going to piece the scraps in, what I hope, a creative way for the back section. What fun and your poncho is gorgeuos. Wool is the best. Thanks bunches for your inspiration.

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      Jan 13, 2010, 11.00 AMby judabra

      Good luck with your project! There’s nothing wrong in patching up fabric if you don’t have enough length, width. I look forward to seeing your finished garment!

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    Dec 3, 2009, 11.55 AMby madeleinefashion

    great work! looks like a lot of effort but it has totally payed off! xoxox

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    Dec 1, 2009, 10.54 PMby tangerinesamurai


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    Nov 30, 2009, 06.27 PMby elyzampa

    Wonderful! It reminds me all the fabulous creations of Sonia Delaunay at the beginning of the XX century! Really well done!

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    Nov 30, 2009, 06.21 PMby katensew

    This is so striking and nowadays could be made in oddments of fleece – possibly recycled fleece garments ?? Then it would be fully washable too. Just goes to show that if you keep something long enough it comes back into fashion !

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    Nov 29, 2009, 10.41 PMby goldilox

    I LOVE IT!!!!!

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    Nov 29, 2009, 09.20 PMby sewella

    I am truly amazed!!

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    Nov 29, 2009, 08.18 PMby malinfjell

    Fan-freakin-tastic! I Love it. Wish I could have (make) one too! :)

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    Nov 29, 2009, 08.12 PMby jays

    wow, it looks as if you bought it from an expensive store! It’s great!

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    Nov 29, 2009, 07.33 PMby motozulli

    This is AMAZING. I am totally inspired.

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    Nov 29, 2009, 05.45 PMby cquinn13


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    Nov 29, 2009, 05.22 PMby milkyway

    I love it, great fabric

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