tiny pocket dress : sewing instructions

Here is the final installment in the Tiny Pocket Dress saga . . . the sewing instructions.  As before, I posted the entire tutorial with instructions on my flickr in the same set, Tiny Pocket Dress.  I wrote these instructions on the same day as a seasonally induced migraine, so if anything doesn’t make sense, just let me know and I will clarify.  I also apologize for my occasional blurry photo, this camera is major heavy for my semi-low light studio.  Need to lift some weights I guess.  Here are the notes :

  • For this pattern you will need your fabric and a fusible interfacing.  I used a medium weight tricot.
  • I used approximately 2.5 yards of 54″ wide fabric with plaid matching to make my dress.  This amount will vary based on how long you decide to make yours.
  • The amount of each pattern piece you need to cut for the placket is labeled on the pattern pieces in the pattern tutorial.  For the other pieces use the instructions from the Tiny Pocket Tank.
  • I didn’t include directions for the patch pockets, but they’re just squares with rounded corners sewn on where it felt right for my hands to fall and I know ya’ll have got that in the bag.
I think that’s it.  Luke is leaving for Belgium tomorrow to photograph the cycling spring classics for the cycling website he’s starting with his friends so I’m a little bummed to be losing all the fancy-ass cameras.  And him too of course.  I have a few things stored up for the blog so we’ll see how long that lasts.  I have one high def cat video that is really boring.  Lets hope it doesn’t come to that.  I’m a little jealous that the boys are all heading out to Europe, but since the Schlecks don’t ride Paris-Roubaix I’m alright with it.  That and boys really geek out about riding on cobblestones.  Like woah.

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4 Responses to tiny pocket dress : sewing instructions

  1. Natasha Jane says:

    Thanks for posting this tutorial. I'm excited to try it out soon!

  2. ashima says:

    hi jen, totally off topic from this post but more of a thank you for sharing I wanted you to know that there's a special exhibit on horses at the Field Museum. Here's a link: http://horse.fieldmuseum.org/

    I loved your photos of horses from your recent trip. Thought you might enjoy this exhibit.

  3. Julianne says:

    WHOA! You just completely blew my mind! Using a chisel for buttonholes!!! I am dumbstruck!

    All these years I've been using a seam ripper and scissors… granted I have neither a chisel nor a surface to use it on, but still, you have rocked my world you fabulous lady!

    (More exclamation marks!!!)

  4. jen says:

    I'm definitely going to check out the horse exhibit, thanks for the heads up on that!!

    It's one of my favorite tools, no more hard to open buttonholes!

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