Welcome to the Seamingly Smitten Catherine Poncho Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo. We have several lovely ladies and some with their little ones in our blog tour and we cannot wait to show you all of our new ponchos!! Please see the list of bloggers on the blog tour at the end of the post to see each unique Catherine Ponchos.
This is not my first Catherine Poncho by Seamingly Smitten. Feel free to check out my first Mommy and Me Poncho version, where I used Pink Rosebud Minky. The Catherine Poncho is currently 40% off with code: PONCHOTOUR which is valid December 3 – 17th. It is good for their entire purchase here! Yes your ENTIRE purchase!! Woot! Woot! Go shopping! You can buy the Catherine Poncho in Adult size, child size or bundled together. So are you ready to see our latest Mommy and Me Catherine poncho set?
How fun are these? I used a white and silver sparkle sweater knit from Simply by Ti Fabrics. We absolutely love sparkles in our house! This fabric did not disappoint. It is hard to capture all the sparkles in the the pictures, however there are lots of them there!
At first Baby Girl was a little apprehensive with the sparkly fabric. I think she thought the fabric would be scratchy, however she was happy to realize it was nice and soft. Just like her previous Catherine Poncho, she ended up not wanting to take it off. She wore to visit her Great Grandmother in hospice and to the playground with her Grandparents. She never once took it off and kept telling us how much she loved it!
The Mommy and Me Catherine Ponchos are very simple to make. Most ponchos patterns I have come across just gives you approximations or measurements for your pattern pieces, however the Seamingly Smitten Catherine Poncho comes with actual pattern pieces! I have now made 5 Catherine Ponchos! I made one out of a brown sweater knit. It went together super quick as I did not hem the poncho. Hemming the ponchos takes the longest out of the whole process.
The hemming is not hard, there is just a lot of fabric to hem. I do my hems a little bit differently than the instruction, mostly because I am lazy. I do a hem similar to the DIBY Club curved hem tutorial, but the lazy way. Afterwards, I baste a long straight stitch at the hem seam allowance, then I fold the seam under. The basted stitch will be on the fold, then I clip it and top stitch it down. Does that make sense? Let me know if you would be interested in seeing a video in the comments below.
The Mommy and Me Catherine Ponchos were perfect for one of our last few warm days in December. 68 degrees in December! Wow, what beautiful weather! It supposed to be a high of 31 later this week, so we may be wearing these inside too soon. Brr! I did go up a size for my daughter this time. Last time I did a 2T and this time I made the 4T, as I wanted her to get longer use out her new super adorable poncho. I also made the cowl this time without a hood.
I think it fits her well, with plenty of room to likely last her a year, maybe 2. They grow through clothes so quickly and I just loved this poncho and fabric, I wanted to make sure we were able to get a lot of use out of it.
Overall, we are in love with our new matching Mommy and Me Catherine Ponchos in sparkly white and silver sparkle sweater knit! The leggings fabric is from So Sew English. Please go buy your poncho sewing patterns now, here. Plus shop the rest of Seamingly Smitten’s patterns while they are on sale. Do not forgot to use coupon code PONCHOTOUR to save your 40% off your entire purchase!
Please see all the Catherine Poncho inspirations of all the wonderful ladies on the Seamingly Smitten Catherine Poncho Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo:
- Monday December 4th: Seams Sew Lo
- Tuesday December 5th: Aurora Designs
- Wednesday December 6th: Sewjourns
- Thursday December 7th: My Sewing Roots
- Friday December 8th: Manning the Machine
- Friday December 8th: Minns Things
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