Jamie. I don’t know about you, but I automatically think James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. Yep. Big Outlander fan here. I haven’t made a plaid Women’s Jamie poncho yet like Megan Thoman, but her version screams Outlander. And yes, I will have a plaid one very soon.
Now, I have never been a poncho wearer. But here I am, yet again, a changed woman because of the Made for Mermaids team. It amazes me how they take simple silhouettes and make me feel so put together when I am often far from put together.
The Women’s Jamie 2 Way Poncho is a clever design really. A poncho worn one way, and 10 seconds later it can be worn as a cocoon style cardigan without even taking it off.
I mean its genius. The neck hole becomes a peekaboo back.
The weather is not always cold in the winter here in the South so three quarter sleeves for a layering piece will work well indoors and out.
I almost forgot. This olive green rib knit was in a lightweight sweater knit box from the always fabulous Sincerely Rylee Fabrics.
And it wouldn’t be a Pattern Test for me without a second version. I decided I needed a brushed sweater knit version. And I decided it had to be floral even though I have been trying to sew more non-florals.
Well, after searching around, this brushed sweater knit floral was calling my name from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. Perfect as a poncho. Perfect as a cardigan.
It is amazing how fast of a sew the Jamie poncho is. Time to make a million more….
And maybe if you are lucky and you belong to my family, I might be able to be convinced to make one for you for Christmas.
Until next time….sewing and sipping,