Tutorial: How to add a seam pocket

I guess I started to really like RaeAnna after we competed together for The sew Off. After I was voted out, I was crossing my fingers for her. I'm glad we have been in contact after that, and I was really happy that I was able to test one of her patterns as I told you in my previous post

That said, I have to admit that I am terrible happy to announce that she has released her newest pattern:
Visit her blog to know more about it. 

I have made 3 already! Yes, three dresses using this pattern. Well, one is actually a tunic, but that's just a small detail. The first you were able to see in my previous post, second and third were done with the final pattern, which is the one you get when purchasing it. I loved working with this pattern. 

I will save the third for another post and jump to my third version, for a little reason: I have put a tutorial together on how to add pockets to this dress - in my case, tunic and would like to show you already.

I will only meet my model later today, so for better pictures of it, you will have to wait until tomorrow or a little later. Besides, although it looks finished it isn't. I still need to make button holes and sew my buttons to it. I was just feeling too tired to do that almost at 1 a.m.

Shall we move on to the tutorial now? Read more about details and changes made to the pattern HERE.

I did a couple of changes to my pattern, being one of them adding seam pockets. And here's how I made it!

To draw your own pocket, just place a piece of paper on top of your skirt (on one side) and free hand a kind of half-heart-shaped figure, turned upside down like in my image number 1. I placed my pocket beginning at about 2" from the top seam and it worked just fine. 
Repeat for the other side and you've got your pockets in. If you have any doubts about this tutorial, please feel free to contact me.

If you are making your own Bumblebee Dress, don't forget to share it in the flickr album. There's a link party for this pattern too.


  1. WONDERFUL tutorial! I will be linking back soon!!!!

  2. Wow, thanks for the tute: pinned! i love the little heart on number 5... sweetie pockets LOL

    1. Glad you liked it. I hope it's useful! =D and yes, it forms a heart when put together...


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