Summer Dress

Rebecca Shift Dress Pocket Variation – Sis Boom PDF Pattern

I posted my Sis Boom Rebecca Shift Dress I entered in the Summer of No Pants recently and mentioned I’d added pockets. Here’s a really quick, iPhone quality outline of how I did that!

1. Take the dress front pattern piece and draw the outline for a pocket. My pocket is cut at about 1/3 the half waist measurement, the pocket lining cutting line is at about the next 1/3rd. The side mark is at about the hip. My line is at just sharper than a 45° angle, as I think a steeper line is more flattering across the hips. Don’t forget seam allowances.

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2. Make a new pocket pattern piece for the pocket back and pocket facing. You’ll cut two with the hip corner and two without.

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3. Cut the skirt with the hip corner cut out.
4. Lay pocket facing, right sides together, on skirt and stitch along new diagonal line.

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5. Flip and top stitch. Repeat for other side of skirt.

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6. Keeping skirt free, lay pocket back right sides together on pocket facing. Stitch two straight sides. I suggest serging or zigzagging to prevent raw pocket edges from unravelling.

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7. Baste top and sides of pocket to skirt if desired, and continue assembling dress as per the pattern!

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