Inserting pockets can be a little intimidating if you’ve never done it before. In a lot of ways its seems like sewing magic! Knowing how to insert an inseam pocket is the first step to becoming a pocket-priate… soon you’ll be throwing pockets on everything that crosses your sewing machine!
Inseam pockets are a great way to add to the functionality of any garment without taking away from the visual aesthetics. Plus, in a dress it’s like your own fun little secret (until you go proclaiming to the world that your dress in fact has pockets any time someone compliments you on it!)
At this point in the Chelsea Party Dress construction your bodice pieces should be constructed but separate (not sewn to lining yet). In my assembly-line instruction style, now is the time to throw in those pockets!
Watch my video below to see how I recommend inserting an inseam pocket.
You can now continue with steps 8-13 of the Chelsea Party Dress and we will meet up tomorrow to discuss under stitching with step 14 and attaching the bodice lining.