I have done class 3 of my jacket class today. I think they thought I was a bit anal as I did so many samples before I attempted the real thing in my jacket. I am actually relieved that I am finally achieving that level of patience that I can hold out & make the samples rather than just going for it .... I made a sample last week of a double welt. This week I did a sample of a double welt with a pocket flap. Then I repeated the exercise in the fabric I am using for the jacket. When I got home from the class, then I made the made the actual pockets. So now I have a double welt pocket with flaps on each side of the jacket. There isn't actually a pocket bag behind the pocket. It is only about 1/2 inch deep. I will never use it as a pocket as I wouldn't want to spoil the line of the jacket. Plus I am a girl and I always carry a handbag!
I should probably mention that this jacket is Vogue 8124. In the pattern,the pocket is totally faux... just a sewn-on flap. I have made a double-welt with flap and I am so pleased as to my eyes it still looks better to be a 'real' welt pocket.
Next challenge - bound button-hole! I have a button chosen from my button box but as I am heading to the big smoke (Brisbane) on the week-end I will have another look for a suitable button. Then I will make the button-hole when I am certain which button I am using.
Just for your info, we are using the book 'Jackets for Real People' and it has all the the details of how to make these pockets - a real winner!