Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Mave sewalong. Today we are going to sew and attach the pockets. Let’s get started.
Please note that unless otherwise noted, all seam allowances will be 1/2″.
Before starting, make sure that you have transferred all notches and dots from your pattern pieces to your fabric. For the Waistband, transfer stitching lines and buttonhole markings to the outside of your fabric, using chalk or your favorite washable marking tool.
Also, make sure that you have transferred notches with a small 1/4″ cut and dots with a disapperring marking tool of your choice.
Finish the outside curved edges of all four Pocket pieces using your preferred method. I will be serging them, but. you can also use pinking shears or a zigzag stitch.
Please note: the straight edge will be finished later.
With right sides touching, pin one Pocket to each side edge of the Skirt pieces, matching notches. Stitch the pocket in a 3/8″ seam allowance. (By stitching at 3/8″ instead of 1/2″, it allows the pocket to tuck inside of the sideseams.)
Finish the seam allowances of the side edge of each skirt piece in your desired manner, making sure to secure pocket seam allowance in the finishing.
Press pockets away from the skirt front or back and over seam allowances.
Understitch pocket by stitching close to the pocket seam through all layers, securing seam allowances underneath.
With right sides touching, pin skirt front to skirt back, matching raw edges, pockets and dots.
Starting at the upper edge of the skirt, stitch down to first dot in the normal 1/2″ seam allowance. Leaving the needle down, pivot to stitch around the pocket until the second dot, then pivot to stitch down to the bottom edge of skirt, backstitching at both ends.
Press pockets and seam allowances toward one skirt piece (This will now be your front skirt). Pin the pockets in place so they lie flat. Turn skirt right side out.
To secure the pockets to the front skirt, stitch back and forth just above and below the dots through all layers. The stitching should be centered over the seam line and about 3/8″ long, as pictured.
That is it for today! Tomorrow we will come back and attach ruffles and linings to the skirt.