Today Becca from Sunflower Seams is showing us how to hack our Emmy and Sammy patterns to include a kangaroo pocket!
Hi there! I’m excited to be back with another fun hack for you.
Some of you may remember the Sammy Swing Dress with a kangaroo pocket I made my daughter for the Plaid and Boots Blog Tour back in November. She loved it so much!! It was worn frequently until recently when she sprouted up 4” in what seems like overnight and it’s now more of a tunic. The school she attends won’t allow the girls to wear pants, so it looks like it is time for me to make another. Since it is already too hot for long sleeves I cut out a 4T with short sleeves and lengthened to 5T.
Free Kangaroo Pocket PDF Pattern…Download HERE (Also compatible with the Emmy T-shirt!)
General Supplies: Sewing Machine, Scissors, Iron, Coordinating Thread
Step 1: Cut all your pattern pieces out. You should have 1 front bodice, 1 back bodice, 2 pocket pieces, and 2 mirrored sets of the hoodie.
Step 2: Lay your main pocket and lining right sides together. Sew around the entire pocket, leaving a 2” opening at the bottom. To reduce bulk, clip all curves and corners.
Step 3: Pull the pocket through the bottom opening. Press your pocket so it is nice and flat.
Step 4: Place the pocket in the center of the front bodice. For the 4T, I measured down from the center of the neckline 8.5” but you may need to play around with the placing depending on your sizing and preference. Attach by edgestitching the top, sides and bottom of the pocket.
Step 5: Continue the dress construction per the pattern instructions until you get to the neck binding. Here you will follow the Emmy pattern instructions for attaching the hood.
Well that is how it’s done. I hope the little lady in your life loves my twist to the already adorable Samantha Swing Dress.