Saturday, March 4, 2017

Poncho Hoodie And Elastic Slim Pants

I finished my February garments on time but it takes a little bit longer to publish in the blog. I wanted to make this outfit for so long and glad I did it. The poncho hoodie is based on BurdaStyle pattern 11/2016 -126B size 36, I didn't make modification on the pattern except shorten the sleeves length 5 cm, shorten the hem line 5 cm and made the high low hem at the back not so deep - in this case I trimmed the back hemline again 3 cm. I used 1.5 cm seam allowances in all edges and sleeve and hem allowances as well.
The slim elastic pants is based on Simplicity 1314 pants A - Cynthia Rowley size 10 (36) with some adjustments, I reduced the sides and inner pants 2 cm and shorten the length 6 cm because I am small 😀
For the poncho hoodie, I used 2 yards of sweatshirt fleece fabric in maroon colour and for the pants, I used 1.75 yards of double knit fabric in grey colour.

The process of sewing the poncho hoodie taking it's time because I never sew a hoodie before but BurdaStyle explained easily through their sewing course and glad I finished and liked the result. I didn't use serger to finish the raw edge because my fabric is knit that won't fray. And surprisingly my normal sewing machine needle works nicely, I used needle number 14 because the fabric is very thick. Besides sewing the hoodie hat, the nicest part of sewing this poncho was attaching the loops and the toggles.
The process of sewing the pants was easy and fast because it came in three pieces of patterns and elastic. No pocket or front fly. So, I just sew the pieces using blue tip needle, sew the waistband and insert the elastic on it, finished with top stitched the waistband at the lower side of the elastic using twin needle . And the last part was sew the hemline 2.5 cm using twin needle. I am done 😀

Here are the closer look of the poncho hoodie, front - back views and the details

I loved the pants, it is very comfy and easy to wear. Nothing beat elastic pants! And off course I want to make more of this but I will add the pockets and front fly. Also, I am curious to make more modification, we will see...
Here is the details of the finished pants, hope you can spot my sewing using the twin needle at the lower waistband and hemline.

And as usual, picture of me wearing the outfit 😁

And the last picture of the whole outfit on me, front, side and back views.

Thank you for spending your time reading today's post, hope you like it as much as I do. I will be posting this outfit in Magam Challenge - Facebook for February garments with the theme "fit and finish" and I think this outfit is truly fit my daily wear 😀

Happy sewing!

Love, @hana


  1. Great outfit, Hana. I love the loops and toogles on the hood! Happy sewing!

  2. I can see why you wanted to make this combo for a long time! It looks bautifully done, and you wear it well! The poncho details are done so professionally too!! I am thinking I may try a Burda pattern soon too...

  3. love this sporty styling. That hoodie is adorable...and the elastic pants are cute too.

  4. The Hoodie is just so gorgeous - I couldn't really see it nicely on Instagram, but your side view shows it well. And sewing so neat and tidy. The toggles are such a nice addition. And yes, altering the pants as you suggested is a good idea - lots of RTW have a false fly on knit pants. I'm glad the pattern worked for you, always iffy with trousers.

    1. Thank you so much Sarah Liz, now I am planning to visit local fabric shop to buy double knit for future pants :)

  5. I love this hoodie! Looks super fancy in its drapeyness :) The pants look very well fitting, flattering and comfy! Great job Hana!

  6. What a cosy outfit! Very nice work my friend! :)

  7. Cosy and comfy all rolled into one! Love the poncho especially

  8. How lovely outfit, Hana! I love these colour too:) They are great projects.

  9. Both pieces are so beautiful, Hana. They fit you so well.

  10. Was interested in your hoodie ever since you posted your plans.... and what a super cute hoodie it is! You definitely got the right fit on both the poncho and pants. The toggles are perfect! Love this cute outfit! :)

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