A Summer Shirt....Featuring a "seamless" Lined Pocket
This shirt features a lined bias pocket and a bias back yoke.
As you can see in the photo below, the client also requested a CB "Locker Loop" that I made a bit more interesting by tying a knot in the center.
By the way, these CB loops are making a comeback in fine RTW...
I found that I needed to line the pocket of this shirt. The fabric is very lightweight, and the vertical stripes of the shirt-front clearly showed though the bias stripes of the first unlined pocket I made. Since a seamed lining on a pocket crafted from fine cotton will show ugly ridges when pressed, I prefer to line a shirt pocket without seams.
- First, prepare the pocket by pressing all edges into their finished position, but do not stitch the pocket hem...yet.
- Then, cut a lining from lightweight fabric that is the exact size and shape of the finished pocket. I used Pro-Woven Standard Interfacing #1 Lightweight.
- Next, just tuck the pocket lining into (under) all the pressed folds of the pocket. The photo below shows all but one side of the lining inserted into the pocket.
- After all the edges of the pocket lining are tucked into the folds of the pocket, and the lining is flat and smooth, stitch the pocket hem as shown below.
- Now you are ready to stitch the pocket onto the shirt...where your top-stitching or edge-stitching will "auto-magically" secure the remaining edges of the lining.