Over the weekend, I decided that I needed to get moving on my next pair of pants. One of the first steps will be to sew a double welt pocket on the back. So, I used some fabric remnants to practice. What can I say? It didn't go so well...
Yet, it had seemed to be going smoothly as I cut out the pieces and began assembly. I used the method in Connie Crawford's Guide to Fashion Sewing, which is generally my go-to reference. The directions are always well illustrated and very straightforward.
|Cut and marked|
But the end result was anything but pretty!
|Yikes! Look at the puckering in the corners!|
Anyway, I've looked at some other methods, including the one in Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket and Claire Shaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques, although I find the latter is not illustrated enough for me to follow. And there are LOTS of on-line tutorials to lean on. (Thank goodness for all the experienced sewistas with blogs! You are all worth your weight in couture fabric!)
Anyway, I think I've figured out where I went wrong (um, dull scissors and imprecise cutting) and I am going to give it a few more tries. With any luck, I will have a much nicer test pocket to show soon.