Modified Fearless Pocket

Fearless Pattern Hack Pattern Modification Pockets

The Fearless pattern is here and everyone seems to love that it has not one but two huge and functional front pockets.   

Unleashed Patterns Fearless with one large front pocket

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.  

supplies need for pocket modification (bodice, upper pocket, paper, and pencil)

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.

Graphic tracing front bodice

 

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.  

Graphic tracing upper pocket of Fearless

 

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.

New Fearless pocket

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.

Adding more height to pocket of Fearless

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...

 

Or cut 2 as mirror image and have them criss cross on the front.

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