stripes and no instruction pockets

Remind me to stay away from stripes, I can’t match them and they irritate me. don’t get me wrong I like stripes as long as I don’t have to work out how to make them look right on the front of, say a skirt. exhibit one


to be honest now I’ve looked at it again, I think that the problem might not be my pattern matching so much as my stitching accuracy.

I cut out this pattern earlier in the week just before I discovered it had no instructions for how to put the pocked together, how hard can it be I asked my self you have a front skirt, pocket facing and a back.




so started with attaching the pocket facing to the skirt front.


then snipping clipping and overstitching


at which point I was in a bit of a quandary not realising that the pocket was supposed to gape slightly, (if I had realised this I definitely would not have gone for stripes) that was when I understood what these makes were for…


they were the pocket opening marks


you can just see one marked in yellow in the photo. once this was pinned in place it was quite easy to stitch round the pocket.


You would have got this post last week but the photos wouldn’t play the game

_1030764But you have a bonus close up of pocket and a sneak preview of the hideous blouse without the collar and neck gathering (which already makes it look better), the sleeves are pinned behind.


Posted on 01/11/2014, in vintage dress making and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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