I love the feeling you get when you finally find the perfect yarn or fabric for a pattern. I'd been looking at other versions of the Popover Poncho, and really loved the Pendleton wool that some sewers used. Unfortunately, a large cut of Pendleton isn't in my budget so I kept looking. I finally stumbled across this beautiful wool at Joann's about a month ago. I had only come to pick up some thread, but when I saw this black and white wool fabric I knew immediately it would become a popover poncho!
This pattern from April Rhodes is a really simple, wearable outwear piece to sew. I have a Minoru Jacket waiting to be cut out, but I felt like I wanted an outer wear warm-up project to get me going. The poncho went together really easily, even with this thick wool. The only part that could be difficult is the hemming, and I just opted for a wider rolled hem than the pattern instructed. I've had this pattern sitting around since it was first released and I'm so glad I finally found the perfect fabric for it! The poncho is so cozy, it's the perfect accessory for wandering around an apple orchard or the farmer's market!