Adventures in coatmaking - the skirted coat
Part 2 - the pocket
The first time I had J try on the coat for size (first fitting, the sleeveless, pinned together version of a coat) she immediately asked:
"Where are the pockets?"
Good point. Let's not forget the all important pockets - or in this case pocket (the coat being asymmetrical, I only wanted one pocket)
The pocket needs to be sewn on before the coat and lining are completely sewn together.
I wanted to make a big pocket (still not big enough for that rock she picked out though)
Here is how:
Cut one pocket piece out of the wool fabric and one out of the lining.
Pin together, right sides together.
Flip fabric over so that right sides are facing out.
Topstitch around the pocket piece.
Attach side of pocket (I used a rectangle 4cm wide)
Turn right side out.
Top stitch around. It will give the pocket more shape.
Pin in place on the coat.
Once you have sewn the pocket to the coat, sew a few more stitches at the top
on both sides so that the pocket opening doesn't stick out.
To make the bow: Cut out a rectangle, sew down the long side to make a tube. Press down and pin ends together. Stitch.
Shape the bow as desired then sew a few stitches through all layers of fabric.
Stitch in place on the pocket.
Continue to part 3 HERE