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Pockets!

9 April 2011

The number one thing I want for my skirts are pockets. I love my skirts, but I hate having to hold my small things (phone, lip balm, loose change, etc) or have them all jumbled up in my bag. That’s why one of the first things I thought of doing when I started my sewing projects was to put pockets in my skirts. At least, those that can have pockets.

Even before I relearned using the sewing machine, I’ve been going around fabric shops buying 1-yard lengths of fabric to use for this (among other small things). I folded them in half and cut them into pocket-shaped pieces, sewed around it (twice, but not forgetting to leave one side open), partially ripped open the side seams of my skirts and sewed the pockets on.

Here’s what it looks like on the inside:

Fabric for the army green skirt. Polka dot trees! It’s a canvas-like heavy fabric


I used floral Japanese cotton for the poofy plum skirt. This one took a lot more time to make because the skirt lining was attached to the outer fabric.

 

Plain linen for the patterned skirt. I didn’t want to clash with the fabric design (i.e. I didn’t have a nice patterned fabric to match). This one had just one pocket because the zipper was on the other side.


Happy pocketed girl!

One comment

  1. […] I just kept the remaining material), the fabric is a nice patterned cotton I used in one of the skirt pockets I made, while the elastic inside was the one I took out from the sleeves of the pink blouse/dress […]



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