Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Pocket

A fast pattern ~ promising a perfect fit & length was lacking something to make it unique. What could be better than adding a single pocket lined in black trim? So, I did it and here's how!

Once your fabric is cut, label your pieces if the shapes are too similar.
For this skirt, it would be very easy to confuse the front for the back.

Cut the shape of a trapezoid out. Mine measured 7.5" by 5.5" at the base and worked outwards.
(The wider the top, the more gathers you will have.)
Should you want 2 pockets on your bum instead?
Make them smaller!
Decrease measurements at least 2 inches:)

Serge or finish all sides with your zig zag stitch.
At the widest part, make one row of a gathering stitch.
You can do this with a straight stitch or zig zag, but your
length has to be on the longest setting.
Pull together and tie the ends when you get the desired pocket shape.
Using bias tape, cover your unfinished edge.
(It's easier to work with your skirt in pieces.)
Pin your pocket in place while folding the serged edge inside.
Remember to think about seam allowance
and possible adjustments.

Use small pins as they are easier to work with. And pin it all
along the edge.
Put your skirt together. Keep in my mind ~ working with knits is great.
You don't need elastic, just remember to use a zig zag stitch at the waist
so that it stretches over those hips when putting it on!
You could make these pockets on any skirts that are just too 'flat'.
A denim skirt for fall would be so cute with quilter's cotton fabric!
On another note:
What are we looking forward to? Picking that colossal pumpkin that finally turned orange and making a jack-o-lantern. School pictures are right around the corner. I sense a crazy morning ahead with my two divas. Another cute, quick pattern post. Anyone need some knickers? And who's in the mood for apple chips?
Happy trails till next time:)

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