Adding Pockets To A Purchased Dress is Easier Than You Think...


Believe it or not, but this was the first time I added pockets to a dress that I bought. I had never done that before buying this inexpensive dress on Ebay. And yes, I add pockets to everything I have enough fabric to add pockets to when I'm sewing from scratch, so I know that this is probably a surprising fact. But honestly, it's not that big a deal, the process of adding in-seam pockets is the same whether you're sewing from scratch or adding pockets to something already made. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen my Instagram story on how I added the pockets to this dress. Below are a handful of pics from that Instagram story...

So easy right?! Maybe I'll do a tutorial or a "how to" on this soon, but in the meantime, there are scores of tutorials already up on Youtube on how to add pockets to almost anything. Check out a few more pics of me flexing in my new dress WITH THE POCKETS THAT I ADDED below. This dress is vacation ready! Now we just need to book a vacation ;)

Photography by Ron Ward. Backdrop, New Orleans :)


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