This skirt is so voluminous, you can't see either the side seam pockets or the interior pockets. But, believe me, it is virtually invisible even in a slimmer skirt. Remember Butterick 3133, which I wore in practically all of my Tanzania trip pictures?
I put pockets on the inside, too. It's embarrassingly easy.
- A normal side-seam pocket will have 2 pocket pieces. Typically, I use a lightweight material for the other pocket piece (the one you can't see). It reduces bulk without sacrificing sturdiness.
- Just (partially) back the inner pocket piece with the same lightweight shirting.
- Turn down the top of the shirting twice to make it stable enough to make a buttonhole.
- Edgestitch near the fold.
- Make a buttonhole near the middle of the top edge.
- Check the buttonhole alignment and iron a square of interfacing to the inner pocket piece before you sew on a button.
- Baste the two layers together and treat them as one while you sew the pocket as normal.
I've ordered a bunch of Saf-T-Pockets patterns. Although I haven't sewn any of them, I read all the instructions. The money was well spent because the patterns have ingenious ideas of how to hide pockets in all sorts of places.
If you have sewn Saf-T-Pockets designs, can you comment about your experience? Which one should I try first?