This pocket seen on the Level 1 Classic Peasant Blouse is called a patch pocket. It can be made in many shapes.
Photo 1: Left pattern is finished pocket size. Right pattern has a 1/4″ seam allowance plus 1 1/4″ above the fold line. The fold line is exactly the top of the finished pocket.
Photo 2: Shows cut out pocket same size as larger pattern.
Photo 3: Use your pattern to lie on top of cut fabric wrong side up. Slide pattern down and fold fabric over pattern and down to fold line. Press a crease on top of fabric.
Photo 1: Fold fabric 1/4″ on top and stitch.
Photo 2: Fold on crease made on fold line previously.
Photo 3: This show finished pocket pattern has 1/4″ seam allowance and an inside pocket “facing”.
Photo 1: Oh oh… same picture as above.
Photo 2: Stitch with a large stitch about 1/8″ around sides of pocket. Do not back stitch. Leave threads long.
Photo 3: Slide finished pocket pattern under the “facing”. Using the long threads, gather fabric around pattern and press.
Photo 1: Pressed pocket with pattern removed.
Photo 2: Sew “facing down”. Clip threads. (I left them for photo)
Photo 3: Sew pocket onto garment. A completed curved patch pocket!
– Becky Fisher