Farrow with No Pockets

In our first Farrow Dress variation we’re going to show you how to omit the pockets on your Farrow. A few people asked why anyone would want a dress without pockets on Instagram and I can think of a few. Little known fact, or maybe not I’m not sure, but I wore a pocketless Farrow for my wedding back in February. I used silk 4-ply silk crepe de chine, omitted the pockets, and lined it with silk charmeuse for that dress. I think that omitting the pockets made the dress a bit more formal and suited to the occasion. When made in thin fine fabrics the pockets can collapse a bit, which I love in rayon but not as much in my wedding dress. In addition to that, if you’re working with a more difficult fabric like the silk crepe de chine used in the sample above, it will definitely be an easier project to omit the pockets.

To begin, you’ll need to draw a line across the pocket stitching lines on both the front bodice and front skirt pieces. This will demarcate the pockets, shown in blue above, from the dress, shown in white.

Trim along the line you drew to separate the pockets from the dress pattern pieces. Discard the pockets.

Add a 1/2″ seam allowance to the diagonal waist seams formed by removing the pockets. You will now assemble the front dress by following the same instructions as the back.

So there you have it, easy as pie! Honestly easier than pie I’d say because I’ve ruined quite a few of those in my time. If you have any questions let us know in the comments below and don’t worry, we’re planning on showing you how to line the dress in a future post.


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10 Responses to Farrow with No Pockets

  1. Jane says:

    Haha, pie’s not really that easy, is it? I wonder where that saying came from.

  2. Wendy says:

    would this option be preferable for a lightweight rayon voile Farrow as well? looking forward to the tutorial on how to line it!

  3. Leanna Fong says:

    Hi Jenn, How does this modification change the amount of fabric I’d need? LOVE this colour btw

  4. kalieta says:

    This is such a lovely dress/pattern! I have been wanting to learn sewing, any tips on how to get started?

    • Sarah says:

      Jump right in! You will need the some of the basic tools like a sewing machine. However, hand sewing something small is also a fun way to get started!

  5. Deanna says:

    Is there any reason to keep the seam on the dress if we are omitting the pockets? I am planning a print crepe de chine dress and omitting the seam would save pattern matching.

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