Thursday, March 8, 2012

just add pockets!!







Hooray! we have success!! Remember I told you I wanted to add pockets to this dress?? Well I had a very particular pocket in mind. So late one night last week I stayed up watching you-tube tutorials on this style and I am happy to say that I think I have the technique down pat!

FYI - This version is Fully lined in hot pink voile! This particular purple check is a heavier weight cotton that used to be a tablecloth. This is SO so incredibly comfy and perfect for cooler days. The unlined version would be great in summer for protecting shoulders and arms from the sun. It has a 20 inch invisible zipper that runs down the back. The pocket style is called a 'welt pocket'. They are a bit tricky.

Before I leave for Perth I hope I have a couple more of these in my suitcase. I want one in a yummy barkcloth, one in a pretty awesome mustard horse fabric I have been saving, and one in the most vibrant INCREDIBLE pink check and brown daisy pattern I HAVE EVER LAID EYES ON!!!


I know that gorgeous miss Laura from Kit & Nancy has had her eye on that horse fabric. Miss L, if there is any left over I promise I will save it for you.

Have an awesome day!!

Bec x

23 comments:

  1. I have that table cloth too! Mine is still in tablecloth form. Inspired by your little dress very nice, think I might make myself a couple of shorties too, normally I am a below the knee kind of girl.

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    1. hi gorgeous Lucy! How are you, how is down South??

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  2. Oh my! I love that horse print! it's gorgeous!

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  3. Love it!! And would particularly LOVE to see it in the barkcloth!! x

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  4. That dress is gorgeous and the pockets....so darn cute!!

    x

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  5. LOVE IT! You look so dam cute in that shift dress. Such a versatile, style suits most body shapes, (I love to say that just so I can get away with wearing one) looks fab over a pair of your fave denims for the cooler weather. I love the purple check.

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  6. Its gorgeous and you look stunning in it. dee x

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  7. I like this style of pocket, and now I know that it's called a welt pocket.
    Oh my please show us the bark cloth when it becomes a dress, it looks gorgeous. and I can see why Laura wants that horsey fabric loveliness. x

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    1. I promise! There will definitely be a show and tell x

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  8. As a professional seamstress your welt pockets are perfect.It took me ages to get them as neat as yours. Well done. Cheers Lyn

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    1. Thanks so much!! It is so great to get the thumbs up from a pro!! Bec x

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  9. Bec, you did a great job on those pockets, for the first time!
    They look so good.
    Oh i like that rose-fabric in the middle!

    xx

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  10. i love! i love! will this style be available in your shop, i would....love one!!

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  11. LOVE! Well done with adding pockets to your dress. The fabric all look beautiful!

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  12. Bec have I told you lately how bloody GORGEOUS I think you are....Your ROCK Sunshine ESPECIALLY & you new pocket dress....!

    Have a FAB weekend & keep cool....!!

    Cheers for a bit,
    Tamarah :o)

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    1. thank you gorgeous tamarah, YOU rock xo

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  13. Bugger....That SHOULD read:

    You ROCK Sunshine ESPECIALLY in your new pocket dress....!

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  14. Just gorgeous! Loving the hot pink lining too! :)

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  15. I think the new dress is just perfect. The pockets are the icing on the cake, lovely!!

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