4. SEW THE PATTERNED FABRIC SKIRT PANELS
4a. Stay-stitch the waistband edges and join the back center seam as described in Step 3.
4b. Don’t hesitate to adjust the pocket shape to suit your
level of sewing. For example, square patch pockets are
much easier to sew than rounded edge shapes. The key
to the pockets is to avoid too much bulk, as this may add
inches to your hips when worn with the reverse side facing
outward. To make the patch pocket, press under a
allowance around all sides. Sew rickrack trim to the top of
the pocket as shown.
4c. Pin the pocket to the outside
side of the skirt, matching the
pattern symbols for placement,
and topstitch in place. Sew each
front skirt panel to the back skirt
panels at the side seams. With
an iron, press all seams open
to lie flat.
4b. To make the hip slit pockets, sew the front and back skirt
panels along the sides with right sides together. Reinforce
stitching at the corners of the pockets, and clip up to these
corners. Press open the side seams and trim 1 layer of the
4c. On the wrong side of the fabric,
pin the pocket lining toward the center front of the skirt. Stitch through
all layers, following the original
pocket lining seam as your guide.