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Poncho – Burdastyle 05/2016 #124

I bought a flowy layered maxi dress a few years ago, and people told me it looked like a marquee and wasn’t flattering, so I chopped it up lol. I used most of the indigo overdress to make this poncho, utilizing the interesting chiffon/mesh & applique floral detail for the front. I left part of the sides stitched together (where the dress originally was joined), and added vintage bias binding to the armholes I created. My measuring’s for this pattern differ slightly lol, and something went wrong with the front and back v-neckline (and the fabric tends to expand width wise)- because the top can slip down, so I added two ties to the top back for securing. The original hem I kept, as it was already finished. I always have trouble making neat binding at the point of a v-neck. Location: Apia