I kept coming back to the idea of a single pocket in a garment. Now that's not much of a grand idea, is it? But seeing these gorgeous garments with a single pocket gave me permission.
When I made my Tabula Rasa jacket, I gave it one pocket. This was a simple patch pocket. I just followed Louise Cutting's approach to patch pockets for shirts. Easy. Sort of an after-thought.
Since then I've been working on variations to an old favorite - the Hearts A Flutter (HAF) shell from Cutting Line Designs. I have made this so many times, I've lost count. The design of the top includes the lower band - a nice spot for an inseam pocket.
I made this first one more difficult than it needed to be.
|Linen HAF Shell with pocket|
|Green linen pocket detail|
On the next version, I stream-lined the pocket construction. And I added sleeves.
|1. Stitched pocket bottom from the outside following the previous hem stitching.|
|2. Folded it into place on the wrong side and cut off excess length.|
|3. Pinned and stitched the pocket sides in place.|