|Basting to achieve perfect pattern matching|
The best way to match pattens when attaching a pocket, is to baste* the pocket in place by hand before sewing it on the machine, then removing the basting stitches. Perfect results every time.
I’ll be sure to post photos of the dress when it’s finished!
P.S., In case you were wondering...
*A basting stitch is defined as: a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together,
*A bodice is: the part of a woman's dress (excluding sleeves) that is above the waist.