Trick or treat! It’s day 3 of this year’s Halloween Extravaganza, and you’ll need some place to put all your candy and treats this year, right? That means pockets! Who doesn’t need more pockets?
I love adding pockets to everything, but it can be difficult to add pockets to a fitted garment like a pencil skirt without adding bulk. But these pockets are the exception! They are perfect for holding your everyday necessities and help to add visual interest at the hip, emphasizing an hourglass silhouette.
The Wanda Skirt is a perfect starting place for this pattern hack, since it already has front princess seams. But you could also use a modified version of this hack to add hip pockets to any other pants or skirt pattern (creating pockets similar to the pockets on the Stanwyck Pencil Skirt or Loretta Shorts).
Don’t be intimidated! Pattern drafting is surprisingly fun and opens up a world of possibilities. As the second in this year’s pattern-hacking series, this tutorial and the companion video covers everything you need to know.
This pattern was originally published on Patreon on October 21, 2023.