Yep. Glad you got it figured out. I'm not sure about the french seams for the pockets, though. You might have a hard time trying to navigate those curves. I'd do a serged edge, or if you don't have a serger, a simple zig zag stitch to neat the edges.
If you absolutely must have the look of french seams, I'd suggest making some bias binding out of the fabric, and using that on the pocket edges.
eta. Here are several YouTube videos about making bias binding: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+make+bias+binding&sm=1
I haven't watched any of them, but should you decide to use this technique; one thought. When you go to press the binding in half, offset one side by just a hair. In other words, don't fold the binding in half so the edges meet. Then, when you go to apply the binding, put the wider side on the bottom, so that when you sew the binding, you'll catch both edges in the stitching.
Hmmm. I'm re-thinking all of the above. French seams, huh? Upon reflection, I guess it could be done, a mock french seam
, that is. You'll want to make the seam allowances wider; maybe an inch, to accomodate the folding in of the seam allowances. Perhaps making a sample first will save you some aggravation before attempting the final project.
Also, if I may add a thought about sewing in general, and welcome you not only to Stitchers Guild (a moderator will be along to greet you officially, I'm sure) but to the world of home garment sewing.
There was an excellent sewing professional, Clotilde, that said this: "Reducing bulk is the name of the sewing game." I've always kept that in mind when sewing, but I would add this, as well."Pressing as you sew"
is the name of the sewing game. You may already know this, but it bears repeating for all who sew garments. If you want your home sewn clothes to not look like you made them at home, press as you sew.
It makes all the difference. Pressing IS sewing