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Reversible pockets

dsrtrt2 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi Everyone!

I am making a reversable jacket, McCalls 9576.  For some reason I can’t make sense of how to make the pockets reversible.  Does anyone know how to do this?  I would greatly appreciate the help.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday!



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    Becky-book | | #1

    I took a quick look at the pattern and would guess that you will need to make 2 sets of pockets, one for each fabric. The pocket bags (made of lining, not fleece)will hang in between the two layers of jacket. When the jacket is reversed the pockets stay put, you just use the other set!
    Hope this helps,

  2. Teaf5 | | #2

    That's a nice pattern; I might need to get that one on sale this month!

    I agree with beckybook that you should make the pockets of lining rather than fleece fabric, to reduce bulk.  A reversible jacket is basically the same as a fully lined jacket, so the pockets, each made in the usual way, will become each other's lining. 

    Once you've finished the jacket, you may want to tack the layers together at the shoulders and side seams and the bottoms of the pockets so that it doesn't twist and separate every time you take it off and put it back on-- problem I had with a RTW robe of similar design.

    Instead of tacking the inseam pockets to the main fabrics,  make sure that they are allowed to swing freely so that they can flip back and forth when you reverse the jacket. 

    Finally, if you're not entirely certain of how they will work, use a long stitch and check out the results before trimming the seam allowances.

    1. dsrtrt2 | | #3

      Thank you for your answers.  I took your suggestions and it worked great.  It's a wonderful pattern.  I made mine out of microfiber and a fleece lining.  Very soft and warm.  Not rigid like most coat/jackets are.

      Thanks, again!


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