Lovely Alabama Chanin Poncho~
I've just completed stitching the most beautiful Alabama Chanin poncho, ballet over natural 100% organic cotton jersey, in the Magdalena pattern. I promised Rhonda Fargnoli, the Education Director at Maker's Mercantile in Kent, Washington, that I would sew and Fed Ex this poncho ASAP to add to her display for our upcoming one-day workshop, Hand Stitching and Embellishing The Alabama Chanin Way on June 4th.
|Shown with short side worn forward.|
Rhonda, I am having difficulty parting with this garment! A tiny tug of war is going on, and its a bit of a struggle taping up the box and sending this gem off to you. I know, I know, a promise is a promise, and this pretty shall soon be speeding its way up to your awaiting hands. I'm just so delighted with the beauty, drape, and shape of the poncho. I can't wait for our class, and to share this delight with fellow sewers in the making and wearing of such a lovely garment.
|Stitched and mid way through cutting, negative reverse applique.|
|A more detailed shot.|
|It took around 20-25 hours to complete this poncho.|
|Even the back side is pretty.|
|This is before washing. Notice how the edges aren't curled up yet.|
|After one washing the edges begin to curl.|
For more information on this class and many others, please contact Rhonda at Makers' Mercantile, 253.220.9951 or Rhonda@makersmercantile.com.