This is another one of my creations where I got a little creative with making a pocket. If you're going to put in all that work to make a pocket, then it might as well have some extra pizzazz, right?! This time, I used an old placemat to give it that extra something. Yep. A placemat. Weird, I know. I happened to have some old floral placemats that I no longer use (come to think about it, I'm not sure if I ever used them. Probably much to the joy of my entire family), so of course I had to find a new way to use them. Waste not, want not! Thank goodness I thought of a new way to use them, because look how gorgeous this pocket is and all I had to do was cut it from the placemat.
Before I cut into the placemat, I used a disappearing ink maker to make my pattern for the pocket; keeping the beautiful handwork in the center and allowing a nice 1 1/4" header on the top. Then I cut the pocket out right along those lines, ironed seam 1/4" allowances and sewed it onto the skirt of this dress.
For the pattern, I used The Junebug dress by Craftiness is not Optional. I lined the bodice with a soft white cotton and added buttons covered with the same fabric as the border of the dress. I love how it turned out. And who would ever suspect that this beautifully adorned pocket used to be something I ate off of!
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