It’s an easy day today in the Felix Sew-Along, today we’ll be attaching our pocket pieces. It’s pretty straightforward, especially after the last two sew-along posts.
Begin by taking two of your pocket pieces to use for the bodice. If you lay them out as shown above it’s easy to make sure you’re sewing everything in place correctly.
Flip one pocket piece up onto the bodice and align the side seam edge and the notch. The right sides of the pocket and bodice will be facing. Stitch across the pocket using a 3/8″ seam allowance. This will ensure that the seam line stays hidden later.
Repeat for the other side.
Grade the seam allowance of the pocket pieces in half.
Press both pockets down, away from the bodice and edge stitch along the seam line through the pocket and both layers of seam allowance.
Here you can better see the edge stitching.
And here’s a view of what you’re looking at from the back! Set the bodice aside.
Now we’ll attach the pocket pieces to the skirt. Align the pocket and skirt as shown above, matching the side seam and notch with the right sides facing. Stitch across the seam line using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Grade the seam allowance of the pocket as you did for the bodice.
Repeat for the other side and press the pockets up, away from the skirt.
Understitch along the seam line through the pockets and both layers of seam allowance. Your pockets are now attached! In our next Felix sew-along post we’ll sew the bodice and skirts together, so get ready for that on Monday. If you have any questions on attaching your pockets before then, let us know in the comments below!