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Just add pockets…

I love dresses… and pockets! Put these two together and I’m in heaven!

I recently finished making two Inari Tee dresses (yep! I love it that much!). After finishing the first one, I tried it on, and something was missing… I never know quite what to do with my hands, so as I was wearing it, I kept trying to find pockets without even thinking about it. So what does one do?! Make another one with pockets!

It was so easy to make this tiiiiiny pattern hack, that I wanted to put a tutorial together. Also, you can add this pocket to all sorts of garments… skirts… tunics… shorts… you name it!

The first thing you have to do, is determine the position of the pocket bag in your garment (I would suggest using a similar RTW piece as guidance…). In my case, it was pretty easy. I just used one of the side notches from the pattern, as a reference for placement. Then you need to draw your pocket piece (I used one from another pattern…), which is really easy!

Place your left hand (in case you’re right handed) on a sheet of paper and trace a line around it. Turn it upside down and… voilá! You have a pocket (pretty cool, right!?!) Cut the pocket, adding 1cm (3/8″) seam allowance. Next cut you fabric, for the pockets. You’ll need 4 pieces.Pockest tutorail-06Now you’re ready to add the pockets…Pockest tutorail-01Pockest tutorail-02Pockest tutorail-03Pockest tutorail-05And you’re done! Simple… right!?! 😀

 

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