Today we move on to the skirt! Stick with the 1/2" seam allowance unless noted otherwise.
Pin contrasting pocket pieces right sides together. Note that there are 3 straight edges and a curved edge that mimics the curve of the skirt. Stitch the three straight edges of the pocket, leaving the curved edge unstitched for turning. Clip the two sewn corners.
Turn the pocket right side out and press well. Using the marking on the pattern piece as a guide, fold the top corner of the pocket down to reveal the contrast fabric and press.
Sew a decorative button in the corner, through all layers of the Pocket, to tack down the flap. Repeat for the second pocket, keeping in mind the opposing direction of the flap. If you are sewing the buttoned up version of the pocket, sew a decorative button near the top inner corner of the pocket on the outside.
Position each pocket onto a skirt panel 3" from the bottom edge of the skirt panel and aligned with the raw side edges. Baste at the raw side edges. Stitch close to the edges of the sewn pocket edges up to the flap at the side, bottom, and top of the pocket. Leave the flap portion open. If you are sewing the buttoned up version of the pocket, sew the bottom and side of the pocket leaving the top open.
To create the inverted box pleat on each skirt panel, take the right most notch at the top of the skirt panel and fold the fabric wrong sides together. Press in place. Bring the pressed fold to the center notch and press again.
Repeat with the left-most notch, bringing the fold to the center notch. Press well. Baste across the overlap. Repeat for the back skirt panel.
Create the skirt by placing each skirt panel right sides together and pin along both side edges. Stitch sides with a 1/2" seam allowance and finish with a serger or zigzag stitch.
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