I wanted to make view E because I liked the idea of the cowl neck and I liked that the front is closed but I wasn't crazy about the idea of swimming in all that fabric and with such a full bust I could imagine it looking like a tent so I incorporated the button hole openings and belt from view A and I think it worked well to provide some shaping to the poncho.
Pattern Description: MISSES' PONCHO AND BELT: Oversized ponchos A, B, C, D, E have topstitch trim and shaped hemline; poncho A has belt; ponchos B, C have collar with tie ends; poncho D has hood and fringe trim; poncho E has collar.
Pattern Sizing: Y(X-Small, Small, Medium), ZZ(Large, X-Large, XX-Large). I made the X-Large and could have easily made the Large
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sort of I added an element from View A to View C but it definitely looks like a close relative.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Super easy instructions, didn't really need them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the style and that it is an easy outerwear piece.
Fabric Used: Light weight wool
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I incorporated the button hole openings and belt from view A to view C to provide some shaping.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend this piece to others. I might sew it again next year if I find a nice boucle print that I like but I'm really itching to start my Spring/Summer sewing.
Conclusion: This is a great little outerwear piece. The pattern has nice options and is very versatile.