While planning to make Vogue 8931 I wanted to include some pockets. This pattern has fake pockets or no pockets. I’ve added pockets in the front waist seam and I’ll show you how.
Then I closed the top and bottom front pieces using a zipper foot. I sewed from the zipper to the edges to ensure the seam sewing matched – no puckers.
Here’s the pocket bag, sewn onto the zipper seam allowances and then the side seams are sewn closed. Again, my measurement of the pocket bag was just deep enough for a card and some money to buy coffee in the morning. It’s more aesthetic than functional.
And here’s how it looks on the front. Phew!
Don’t just look at what I’ve done, go to some real references.
Singer Tailoring – 1988,
Jackets for real people by Alto, Neall and Palmer – 2006,
New Simplicity Sewing Book – 1979
What a perfect idea, thanks for sharing.
The jacket, and the whole outfit, is gorgeous. I love the idea of the zipper pockets, very convenient and they look lovely. Thanks for the tutorial!