So I pondered a bit about how I could make this practical for work. I have a loathing for lanyards, key rings that you wear on your wrist, etc. I like to keep unsightly but necessary keys out of sight. I could wear a blouse or cardigan with a pocket, of course, but what about when I just wanted to wear a light top, like the matching New Look 6217 I also just made from the same fabric?
So that was the genesis of this idea. I decided to make an obi belt, with a hidden pocket big enough for my keys. I thought that an obi belt would both be large enough to carry a pocket, and also look good with this particular skirt.
I whipped it up in an hour or two, and absolutely love it.
It was so quick, and proved so useful, that I thought I'd share how I did it, in case it might inspire anyone else to give it a go. Let me know if it makes sense, as it's my first go at trying to explain my rather free-form sewing style ;)