Alex wanted a skirt with pockets.
No point shopping for anything like that, right?
So I added lining and pockets to Butterick 4686.
(Its the yellow one, View D, except ours is BLUE, of course;)
I hurried to get the skirt done so she could wear it to last day of school. And I did!
|cut pockets in half, close to hand opening, leaving generous seam allowance.|
Open seams 5/8".
Except, I should of had her try it on in stages. Alex is right, my made-up pockets are too small.
And lining fabric, while a good choice for dress-pant pockets,
is not strong enough to carry a smart-phone in a skirt.
What to do?
|cut larger pocket "patches" from fashion fabric|
I needed to remake the pockets, larger and with stronger fabric,
hopefully without having to take apart the entire new skirt.
Here is how I did it:
|Insert patches inside of pockets, right sides together, aligning with cut edge.|
|Seam and edgestitch pocket patch to original pocket.|
|With right sides together, stitch outside edge of pocket patches.|
Turn over and edge stitch in the other direction- fastest way to make sure you haven't missed anything.
Finish with pinking shears.
Have you done this before?
If you have a better plan, please let me know below- I'm sure there will be a next time;)
|Pearl supervises Pocket Triage|