|I was making a shirt out of a very busy print and wanted to match up the pockets. I tried the usual method of placing a transparent pocket pattern over the pocket placement lines but found the print was just too busy for me to trace it. I solved the problem in the following way: first, I marked the pocket placement with tailor's tacks; then I laid a larger swatch of cloth over the pocket area on the right side, carefully matching the pattern and basting it in place. Working from the wrong side I poked a pin through each of the tailor's tacks to mark the pocket edges on the swatch. I then removed the swatch and added my seam allowances, confident that my pocket would match when I stitched it on to the shirt.