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Miss American Pie
« on: April 22, 2014 05:10:25 AM »

I'm looking to make something similar to this dress---



I just bought some lovely red stretch lace and a light pink lightweight synthetic knit for the lining (not sure what it's called, it's sporty). It's going to just pull over my head, no zippers. And I've already made a pink tulle petticoat, which I can wear under the dress for that poufy look! I'm super excited to dive in, but one thing is bothering me... How can I make this with pockets?

In my quest to put pockets on everything, I've always been stumped by the overlay skirt. How can make this with side pockets and still have the lace lay nicely over the lining? Has anyone done this before? Or seen it done on a garment? Let me know if you have any answers or ideas! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014 10:13:56 AM »

I hope someone has a better idea than me, in my mind the only options would be to have the pocket just in the overlay (therefore visible) or to have the layers or skirt sewn together at the side seams...

I have never developed a perfect method for overlay skirts though as the zipper is always a problem for me
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014 08:21:59 PM »

After some intense googling, all I can find is this blog post with pictures of a nice pocket on a lace overlay dress, but no how-to or information! Sad



Here's the site-- http://www.mymessings.com/2013/09/one-pattern-seven-bloggers-revisited.html

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014 11:42:41 PM »

It is hard to make a pocket on the side because it will affect the whole look of the dress.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014 06:13:29 PM »

Looking at those pictures how she did it was that the lace and satin are sewed together at the side seams (essentially making it one fabric) so the pockets are underneath the satin.  Does that make sense?
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014 12:26:08 AM »

another option would be to make the pocket in the lining, then leave the overlay unstitched in that area so you can slip your hand through.

One way to keep pockets sleek is to stitch a single layer flat to the inside of the garment.  Kind of like a merger between a man's slash pocket and a patch pocket moved to the inside. 

Is that clear?   Cut the outside like a man's slash pocket and hem or face the slash.  Cut the inside of the pocket so it fills in the missing part of the slash PLUS a full pocket.  Top stitch the inside to the back of the outside so it holds stuff.  Of course the top stitching shows, so won't work in every case.
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