Today we are going to tackle the other pocket and also attach the skirt to the top. By the end of the day it should really look like a dress.
12 - Change your stitch length to a smaller one. (I changed my usual 2.5 to a 1.5) Then make a 1 inch stitch 5/8" in from the edge over each dot on the left front side of your skirt panel fabric.
13 - Change stitch length back to normal. Pin one pocket piece to left front side of skirt panel - right sides together - matching notches and dots and edges.
Stitch between dots backstitching at both ends.
14 - Press seam allowance towards the wrong side of fabric, which pressing the pocket piece out and away from the skirt panel.
15 - Pin other pocket piece, right sides together, to sewn pocket piece.
Stitch pocket by starting at top large dot, backstitch, stitch all the way around pocket, and end at other dot, backstitch.
Finish off and trim seam if desired.
16 - On front skirt panel, clip seam allowance to large dots. Get as close to the seam as possible without snipping it.
17 - Fold pocket to the inside of the panel - press. (your seam allowance for your pocket should now be extended out while your skirt seam allowance is folded towards the back of the skirt.
18 - On the front side of your skirt panel, slip your seam allowance that is above and below your pocket (above your top clip and below your bottom clip) to the front of the skirt. The seam allowance of your skirt should now line up with the seam allowance from your pocket.
Baste stitch over where the pocket meets the skirt seam allowance to connect the seam allowance into one continuous line.
19 - Pin the right side of your skirt to the right side of your bodice waistband. Pull threads until the skirt is the correct gathered size of your waistband. Stitch at 5/8".
Finish off seam if desired ( I did my mock overlock stitch on it).
Trim seam allowance.
Press seam allowance down towards skirt.
Here is what your dress should look like now. I am pretty excited about how it is looking so far.