Almost wordless post (single welt pockets)

I had visions of one of those geometric Courrèges designs with perfectly symmetrical single welt pockets on the front. So I added welt pocket markings to Simplicity 5320, a structured A-line style, and cut it out in camel-coloured boiled wool. The basic dress is an easy sew but I’ve never done this style of pocket before and was pretty nervous about it. Here’s my Saturday morning in pictures.

(Wrong side of welt)
Welt

(Right side of dress)
Thread tracing

(Right side of dress)
Welt sewn to right side

(Right side of dress)
Welt with edge trimmed

(Right side of dress)
Under pocket bag sewn to right side\

(Wrong side of dress)
Cutting open the pocket

(Wrong side of dress)
Under pocket bag sewn to welt edge

(Wrong side of dress)
Pocket bag pieces from wrong side

(Right side of dress)
Sewing triangles to pocket bag

(Right side of dress)
Finished pocket

Success, I thought, heaving a sigh of relief. The rest of the dress won’t take more than an hour or two. I might even be able to post pictures of it on Sunday. Then the zip self-destructed as I was sewing it in, so no new dress this weekend after all. Maybe next week.

19 thoughts on “Almost wordless post (single welt pockets)

  1. Oh damnit to the bloody zip. Blasted things. But very nice welt – I’ve gotta try some of them single jobbies :). Loving the idea of the dress with the pockets – will you use the pockets?

  2. Oh bugger to the zip. Very nice welt pocket and thanks for the pics – I need to try some single jobbies. I’m really looking forward to the dress as a couple of pockets are a lovely idea to a rather cool shape. I wonder if you’ll use the pockets?

  3. Very pretty pocket! I was going to make one on my new skirt but I’m too afraid to try. Looking forward to seeing the dress.

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