A poncho is simply a folded-over panel, with a neck hole. I had stitched mine into a large square tube, making it more of a robe. That was all I really needed. However, I knew from the sweatshirt hoodie that I was using as a sizing reference that my friend had longer arms than the width of my robe. For increased warmth (and privacy while changing), I decided to add narrow sleeves.
I cut out two 14" squares. I folded each square in half and pinned and stitched it to create a 7" wide tube.
FINISHING THE HOOD EDGE:
I decided that the robe I was making had enough going on pattern-wise, so I would not edge the hood with a different fabric. Instead, since I had left extra fabric to allow for a deep hood, I simply folded the fabric edges inward, and pinned them. This gave me a 1/2" seam, that I tacked down with a straight stitch.
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Next week: Final Touches, Pockets, etc.