The Fearless pattern is here and everyone seems to love that it has not one but two huge and functional front pockets.
Well today's blog post might surprise you as I'm taking away one of the pockets. *Insert gasp* Don't worry though, this modification will still leave you with an awesome front pocket.
To get started you'll need:
Front bodice of Fearless
Upper pocket of Fearless
Marking tool such as a pen or pencil
Blank paper to trace onto. I use medical paper because it's sturdy and you can still see through it enough to see and trace what's underneath.
Place your original bodice pattern piece on your work space and then put your tracing paper over top of it. Trace from the notch at the natural waist down to the shirt hem line and then over to the other side seam.
Next take the upper pocket pattern piece and place on top of your tracing paper. Align the notches at the side seams. Trace the top and side of the pocket onto your tracing paper.
That's it! You know have your large pocket piece for the front. The band measurement will not change and you can proceed with construction per the original tutorial.
If you want to do like I did and omit the band, there is one more step you'll need to do. You will need to add 1.5 inches to the top of the pocket piece to compensate for the missing band.
I lined my pocket (lining fabric cut mirror image) and added clear elastic to the seam before continuing construction per the tutorial.
You can have a lot of fun with this modification.
Use just one pocket...
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
The Fearless pattern is on sale for 50% off through Saturday November 28