In my previous blog about the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo I told you how my daughter had bought me the aubergine babycord kit for Christmas. I finally got around to making it this week after a bout of flu and a lingering cough slowed me up considerably.
You can read the first blog here, the reason for writing this one is to tell you briefly about putting a flap onto the patch pocket.
First I made a pattern piece for the flap using the actual pocket as a template.
I cut 2 in babycord but you could could have one in the main fabric and one in a contrast or lining fabric [this is definitely worth doing if your fabric is thick or bulky]
Sew the patch pocket onto the dress front according to the balance marks and then place the flap above it.
All finished! This time I topstitched around the edges which I didn’t on my teal version. I used the clips which were supplied with the Cleo kit too.
Button and buttonhole on the first version and no topstitching.
I love the shade of purple and I’m thinking about a top to go with it, possibly my next Simple Sew blogger project using some fabric from my stash….watch this space!
I’ve only put a flap on the main front pocket but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do them on the back pockets too.
I hope you find this easy to follow and it adds a little extra to the dress I think.