Hello Megan Nielsen Diary readers! It’s Sarah with Lace & Pine Designs. I recently shared with you all a dress hack for the Mini Briar and today I will be sharing with you how to add pockets to the Mini Tania. The Mini Tania is such a great pattern for little girls. My daughter loves to wear dresses and putting pants on her is nearly impossible. She’s in Kindergarten now, but still struggles to understand modesty and will swing upside down flashing her undies to everyone at the park. Culottes are great for active little girls. They look like a skirt, but have the coverage needed so us moms don’t have to worry about our little ones showing their undies to everyone. Although the Mini Tania pattern is great as is, I love to add pockets whenever possible. The Mini Tania have side seams, making it extremely easy to add pockets. You could simply add a hidden pocket in the side seam, but I prefer the look of a front-hip pocket.
To add the pockets, you will need to make a slight adjustment to the front pieces and create 2 additional pattern pieces for the pocket bag. I have created a pdf file with the pocket pattern I used for my daughter’s size 4/5 in Version 3. This pattern should work just fine for all sizes of the Mini Tania, although, you may desire a bit more depth in the larger sizes. The great news is you shouldn’t need any extra material to create the pockets for the Mini Tania. The scraps from the main pattern pieces will be sufficient to cut the pocket pieces.