Could this be real? It sounded too good to be true, so I tried it out. On my first attempt, I did a elastic casing at the top and sewed my pockets to the front of the skirt because I couldn't get the pockets to stay inside.
- It looks good when my hand is in the pocket or from the back. (Sorry for the distracting baby. It's the only way I can keep him from tipping over the tripod.)
- I liked the extra detail of sewing my pockets to the front of the skirt.
- It was very fast and easy.
- Sewing the pocket to the front of the dress made all the gathers of the casing sit right above the pocket.
- The side of the skirt at the bottom of the pocket pokes out, and I couldn't make it lie flat. If you don't want to draw attention to your hips, this skirt isn't for you. See picture on the right.
- The pockets aren't that big. My hand barely fits into it.
On my second attempt, I tried something different. I still did an elastic casing on the top, but I tried topstitching around the pocket instead of sewing it to the skirt. This one looks good with my hand in my pocket.
Without sewing the pocket to the front of the skirt, the pocket doesn't stay inside even with the topstitching.
I fabric printed both shirts before I sewed them to give them a little character. If you need an easy and quick skirt, this is for you, but in the end it's just a very casual knit skirt.