To make front pockets for jeans, first cut out two pieces of fabric in each of these three shapes:
Next sew down the small denim piece to the round white piece using a zig zag stitch so the edges won’t fray.
Cut out a 2″ square with a pointed end (like a mini version of the back patch pocket). Fold and iron all sides and stitch down the top edge, using a double line of stitching.
Sew the mini patch pocket to the right hand front pocket.
Take the remaining white pocket pieces (the ones with the cut out in the top) and pin it at the corner the front of the pants. Sew the pocket piece to the front of the pants, then trim the pants along the curve of the pocket. Turn the pocket inside out and top stitch it in place.
Sew the two pieces of the pocket together, in standard pocket making fashion. Your pockets are done!
I haven’t posted much recently, because I’ve been busy moving from my parents’ house to my own apartment! This has interfered with my sewing, and even more with my picture taking since I forgot to bring my camera. This weekend I went home and collected my camera (also, we finally bought glasses! and a shower curtain! we’re something like two thirds of the way to a functioning home.) So here’s the better lit picture of my corduroy pants I promised weeks ago, along with a basic raglan sleeve shirt, and a tiny glimpse of my new home.
A while back I spent an afternoon modeling for Decades of Style, a local reproduction pattern company with some beautiful designs. My favorite of the dresses I tried on was the 1940s New England Dress, immediately above. I love all the buttons. I’ll be making one for myself with a shorter skirt. I haven’t used any of these patterns yet, so I can’t say anything about how easy they are to use, but I will say that the finished dresses are beautiful. You can find them all on the Decades of Style website.