This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.
Take a piece of paper fifteen inches long and six inches wide.
1. Place the narrow side of the paper horizontally in front of you.
2. Write your name and school at the lower part of the paper.
3. Make a clot six inches from the lower left-hand corner; mark it A (Fig. 104).
4. Make a dot one inch to the left of the upper right-hand corner; mark it B.
5. Make a dot four inches exactly below B; mark it C.
6. Draw from A to C.
7. Draw from B to C.
8. Cut on the outer lines.
When the skirt is made of wash material, make the pocket of the same; for woollen material, use strong silesia or cambric. Place the longest side of the pattern on a lengthwise fold of the material, and then cut. When the pocket is made of material different from the skirt, each bias edge should have a facing, two inches wide, like the material of the skirt. Baste the facings at the outside edges, and hem them at the inner edges.
Fold the edges of the pocket together, with the facings on the outside. Beginning one-fourth of an inch below A (Fig. 104), make a French seam at the side and across the lower edge of the pocket. On the bias edge measure six inches from the seam, and from this point, stitch to C (Fig. 104). Turn the pocket inside out. In a seam of the skirt, beginning four and a half inches from the binding (this distance depends upon the length of the arm), make a slit six inches long, and fasten each end securely.
Figs. 104 and 105. - Pockets.
With the facing of the pocket to the right side of the skirt, place the lower seams exactly together; baste, and stitch the pocket in. After overcasting, turn the pocket. Fold the edges in from B to C and overhand them. Lay a small plait at the upper end of the pocket, and tack it securely to the binding.
Fig. 105 shows another way of cutting a pocket, which is to be inserted in the opening of the skirt between A and B.