Now, if that blog post title doesn’t pique your curiosity, nothing will!
I’ve been thinking about pockets lately. I’m crazy like that.
Sometimes a pattern doesn’t have a pocket insertion, but you want a pocket, dammit! With a bit of forward thinking, it’s usually pretty easy to take a pocket piece from another pattern and insert it into your side seams. HOWEVER.
Time and again, I’ve inserted a pocket, only to realise it’s too low. I then spend about 24 hours trying to convince myself that it’s fine for the pocket to be too low. Finally, I bite the bullet, rip out my work and re-insert the pocket higher up in the skirt/coat/trousers.
So, here’s my tip. Ignore the top third of the pocket pattern piece. It don’t count for nuffink. Think of it as the Time Vortex your hand has to travel through to get from Cold Air to Snuggly Comfort. So, when you’re judging where to place your pocket in a side seam, focus on that bottom round area and place accordingly. The top of your pocket piece doesn’t count. I mean it does, but only in a way that Doctor Who understands.
Keeping up? Good. It’s only wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey stuff.