clothing, handmade wardrobe, sewing

Faux pockets for the back side

So I’ve worn my new pants a couple of times and I have to say, I was feeling pretty self-conscious of the broad, unbroken expanse of fabric covering my rear end.  I had only the smallest swatch of fabric left, so I did the only thing I could do and made the decision to sew in some faux single-welt pockets.

Using this tutorial (but without the pocket bag part), I started off with just one, thinking that the only thing scarier than cutting a big hole in the back of perfectly wonderful handmade pants is cutting two that have to exactly match.  The first turned out fine (some behind-the-scenes issues, but nothing visible), so after wearing the one-pocketed pants to pick up my son, I took them off and sewed the second.  I have to say, I am super happy with the result!

Here’s the before shot:
And with pockets!  I added some faux buttons to go with the faux pockets:
Here’s some closer shots of the welts.  I used my fabric scrap to it’s full potential!

My husband takes all the photos, and I turned the camera on him.  He cracks me up (no pun intended!):
I didn’t make those shorts 🙂

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