May 28, 2012

Maxi Skirt with Accordion Pocket

I made this maxi skirt for my little sis.  Every girl needs a basic black maxi skirt in her wardrobe.  However, I had to change it up a bit by adding the accordion pocket to the hemline of the skirt.

I love the way it turned out.  Sure, it's not very practical to have a pocket along the hemline of a maxi skirt, but then again when did practicality become a priority of fashion?  Another design tweak to the dress is the ribbon on the pocket.  I used the wrong side of the ribbon to draw more attention to the pocket.  The threads are all messy under the ribbon, which only adds to the aesthetic of the pocket.

Now let me just say that I searched the web high and low for a tutorial on how to make an accordion pocket and could not find one.  Finally, after trying several more search terms, and still coming up short, I decided to look through some of my pattern making books.  What do you know - there it was! So, expect a tutorial up some time this week on how to make an accordion pocket.  These pockets are just too cute to be ignored!

 I'm very excited for this week, because not only will I have a tutorial to share but I'm also having a giveaway!  The Mission Maxi has been making it's blog rounds such as here, here, and here.  With summer upon us, I figured lets have a giveaway with the Mission Maxi and a few other patterns.  

See you tomorrow!

Update: Accordion pocket tutorial can be found here.



Faye Lewis said...

You are so talented and creative. Love your blog and your patterns. I've made 2 mission maxi dresses (love the pattern). Haven't gotten around to making my cupcake apron from your pattern yet, but I will!

Pretty Ditty said...

Thanks Faye!

Amy said...

This is really darling! I love the pocket at the hem line! How creative! I'll be looking for that tut!! :)

SewLindaAnn said...

I love that pocket, it's just a great eye catching detail! I need to get that pattern as I keep holding onto the posts with maxi inspiration, like the striped one. That's my fave.

Entwined Essentials said...

Very cute, at first I too thought, that's not very practical. But then I thought of sitting in a beach chair and playing with things in the pocket. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I posted a comment here yesterday, but I dont see it..I love your creations, I posted you on my facebook acct and also on tweeter.
Thanks so much! :)Lisa Thompson

Sassy T said...

Love it, gives it an edge.