Monday, April 30, 2018

Adding Pocket to Surplice Dress

I am obsessed with pockets, as you can probably tell from my previous posts.  I have allergies and always carry a kleenex with me.  I don't want to sneeze all over everything.  So the problem with fitted knit dresses is where to add the pocket.  I decided this surplice dress has ruching on one side and that's a good place to hide a small pocket.  I used fabric usually used for slips in a slightly lighter color (didn't find an exact match.)  Made an envelope type pocket and sewed it along the top stitching.

And now you can't see it, and the ruching should hide any bumps form the contents.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Waist Band Wallet

Saw a discussion of how to carry things when running/traveling etc.  I have some very stretchy fabric and decided to make a loop with some holes in it for charge cards and passport.  I just used a 7.5" inch tall fabric with the width of my waist.    I purposely opened the passport part slightly to show whats in it.  I didn't use a zipper because the fabric is so stretchy that I left an opening about 1/2" narrower than the passport so it can't fall out.