How to Draft and Sew a Vintage-Inspired Flap Pocket | Video
Build a sleek pocket into the princess seam of a coat or jacket.
Kenneth D. King is a vintage fashion maven, and he discovered a handsome coat, circa 1940s–1950s, with an intriguing flap pocket. This pocket is built into a princess panel, and its flap closure is an extension of the upper princess panel. After analyzing the original vintage garment, he walks us through the patternmaking steps to re-create this unusual pocket. Finally, he shows how the pocket, with its flap and lining, is constructed. This project looks complex, but with Kenneth’s step-by-step instructions, an intermediate sewer can adapt a princess-seamed coat or jacket pattern to incorporate this pocket.
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