Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Pockets and Puff Ball (Skirt Refashion)

I've had this skirt in my wardrobe for years . . . 

There's nothing particularly wrong with it but I was getting a bit bored of it so decided to jazz it up a bit.

The first thing I did was add pockets (because pockets in skirts are awesome).

To do this, cut out four pocket shapes using your hand as a guideline.

Pin two pairs together.

Stitch and trim.

Turn them inside out and you will have two pouches that look like this . . .

Unpick the side seam in your skirt where you want your pockets to be. Turn inside out and poke your pouch through as shown below.

Sew the pocket to the skirt and when you turn the skirt around it will look like this . . .

Push the pocket in and it will look like this . . .

Voila - you have a skirt with pockets!!

I wanted a bubble skirt so I ruffled the hem of the skirt. To do this I did a running stitch around the bottom edge - it took FOREVER - then pulled the thread to bunch up the fabric.

I then sewed the outer layer to the under skirt and it was complete! :)

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  1. cute! i've never thought of adding pockets to a premade skirt before, cute idea

    1. It was so easy! I'm going to do it all my skirts. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Great blog! I love the pocket idea!

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    Briana at

  3. I love it! That is so clever and comfortable looking. Thanks for joining us for feed me friday

    Natalie @ Great Contradictions

  4. I just love it! It's so cute. It would look cute with the tshirt that you transformed as well. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  5. Ha! That's awesome! Pockets make everything better - love the bottom now too!

  6. Okay, seriously, Im not getting enough of your blog. This is such a great idea.
    I'm in a fix now as to which one to try all looks so tempting :D

  7. Awesome skirt! I've always wanted to make pockets but never thought I could do it--you make it look easy. Must try ASAP!

  8. Very very cute!! I love it. It is nice to have something slightly different, isn't it? I really need to get back to sewing. There is so much you can do. thanks for this inspiration!!

    I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime. I'm pinning this!!

  9. Supah cute update! I love you new bubble skirt!

  10. Cute! All skirts should be made with pockets. I may have to add some to mine, now that you've shown me how. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  11. This is great!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, for your lovely comment on my housedress, and for this link! love your blog! am following you back with gfc.

  12. How cute are you? Pockets make everything better! Love the finished look!

  13. Adorable transformation! Wish I could sew...I'm a VERY BASIC sewer...but, seeing posts like this makes me want to improve! Thanks for linking up with us @ "Toot Your Horn Tuesday". Can't wait to see what you link up this week!


  14. That is so adorable!
    Thanks for linking!
    Stacey of Embracing Change