Good Morning Everyone!! I hope your new week is off to a great start.
So many of you enjoyed last week's post on cartridge pleats, so I thought I would showcase another technique, the welt pocket. A beautifully executed welt pocket can give a garment a touch of tailored class like no other technique. I have a feeling though that many of you have already started to cringe at just the thought of putting in a welt pocket, but be sure to scroll to the end as I have added some tools that will help you master welt pockets.
The skirt below is a wonderful example of how a simple, but beautiful welt pocket can be a perfect detail.
Here's a video from Peggy Sagers on making a simple welt pocket.
Some years ago I purchased this tool for making welt pockets. It's a very useful tool.
The trick to making great welt pockets is just to practice....like just about any other technique. The video and the tool won't render the special pockets like I've shown above, but once you've mastered the basic pocket, you'll be ready to take on something a little more challenging.
Wishing you a lovely week!