How to Add Pockets to Pocketless Skirts & Dresses

Dresses and Skirts

A basic method for setting pockets into the side seams of your cruelly pocketless garments.

Also, please do try not to be too offended by the plaid matching. I have no valid excuses.

The pocket material was purchased from Amin Fabrics, NYC.
All other skirt materials were purchased from somewhere on 39th st in the New York garment district, although as it was made around four years ago, I cannot recall the precise sources; however I have recently seen a similar tartan available at A&K Fabrics 39th st if you are interested.

Useful Tools for Those So Inclined:
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-Clear 18-inch ruler:
-Steel-headed straight pins:
-Every size & weight needle you will probably ever need:
-My most favorite (& stupidly fiddly) #10 sharps, the tiniest needles:
-Ye Trusty Olde 8” shears (tartan ribbon not included):
-Those wee bird snips that literally everyone seems to have:
-(But I’ve also just found these that are a unicorn and I am severely tempted; I should not be trusted with Amazon:
-Large Newsprint Pad:
-Actual pattern paper:
-Butcher’s paper:
-French Curve:

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