Today our Upton is going to start looking like an actual dress!
Inserting the pockets
Pockets make everything better. So, start by pinning one pocket piece, right sides together, to the side seam, matching the notches. Sew at a 1/4″ (6mm) seam.
Press the pocket away from the skirt, then understitch the pocket to the skirt seam allowance, very close to the seam – this will stop it peeking out when you wear it.
Repeat this step with the second pocket on the front skirt, then with both pockets on both back skirt pieces.
Sew skirt side seams
Place skirt back pieces on top of skirt front piece, right sides together, matching up the side seams and the pockets. Now, sew the side seams, pivoting when you reach the pocket, going all away around it, then pivoting again and finishing the rest of the side seam all the way to the hem. Finish the seam and press pocket towards the front of the skirt.
Attach skirt to bodice
Pin main fabric bodice to skirt, right sides together, matching side seams and notches – leave the lining free.
Sew seam, finish, and press up towards waistband.
This is what it will look like from the outside (a little tricky to see in the crazy print!).
Next up, we’ll be inserting the zip and finishing the back seam.