Season's Greetings Everyone :)
When sewing Vinyl, you have to adjust your Stitch Width (or Stitch Length) to the highest number adjusting the Thread Tension as well to easily stitch thru the Vinyl, the Stitches on Vinyl, as well as Leather are wider. Also it is recommended to use a size 14 Needle.
the Poncho has a small Flower embellishment created by Machine Gathering a Strip of fabric on the fold; to Machine Gather, you must turn you Stitch Length to the highest number ie: 5 & your tension dial to the highest number; it will automatically gather the fabric, and because of it's shape, you just curve it into a Rose Shape for the Center of the Petal. Machine Gathering can be used to create Ruffling too, it gathers all the fabric @ once, without you having to pull any threads
the Poncho can either be worn slightly Off the Shoulder, or
with worn as a High Collar. I couldn't resist & had to make myself one, but I made mine slightly different though ;)