Monday, July 24, 2017

Pockets around the web: Old time pocketry

This video is long (7 minutes), but highly instructive on how hard it used to be to get dressed (in 18th century Britain).  There are add-on pockets, at least??  The video was made by National Museums Liverpool.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pockets around the web: B6178 Culottes sewing pattern

Did You Make That? recently featured a sewing pattern for culottes (which I assume could be lengthened into regular wide-legged pants if you prefer full-length pants).  She notes that the deep pockets can be stuffed full of tennis balls for one's dog (or one's self, I suppose, if you are inclined to tennis), so these sound quite promising in the pocketry department!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Pockets around the web: a review of Carhartt overalls

While we're on the train of things that are not quite pants, here's a glowing review of Carhartt Brewster Double Front Bib Overalls.  She says "pockets for days", which rather says it all, and continues to list all the things she has in her pockets, with room for more.  They come in both short and regular lengths.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pockets around the web: a pocketed fancy jumpsuit

Here's a review of a jumpsuit pattern from high fashion sewing blogger Erica Bunker. It has pockets (see the penultimate photo)!  She points out that the material needs to be very drapey, so the pockets probably can't get too weighted down, but some pockets are definitely better than none.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pockets around the web: sewing round patch pocket tutorials

If you want to pocket-ify clothing you already have, or add something to an item you are sewing, here are two tutorials for make patch pockets.  One is for a fancy circular pocket and the other is for a more standard-shaped pocket with curved edges.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pockets around the web: Tessuti Yuki dress (sewing pattern)

The ever-busy Did You Make That? blog has a write-up on a new dress pattern with pockets.  Part-way through the post she notes that it has a construction that prevents the side pockets from gaping open.  Intriguing!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pocket review: Bandolino Mandie 5-pocket Jeans

I've got a size 8 in Mandie 5-pocket Jeans from Bandolino.  The same gray color is still available on Amazon and other regular jean colors are available too.  There also appear to be petites, capris, and shorts available in this style.  I haven't looked at those in person so I can guarantee they will have the same pockets, but it seems likely.

Front pockets are 5" rivet to rivet at the opening.  The right side coin pocket is 1.75" wide and about 3" deep.

Inside the front pockets are very wide (almost 8") but shallow (about 2.5" at both rivets).  You'll see I added on pocket extenders to these, but they weren't too bad before because of the width allowing more pocket space than a typical shallow pocket.

The back pockets are typical for jeans.  They are about 5.5" deep in the middle and 4.75" at the sides. The opening is 4.5" and the width is just a little smaller (maybe 4 3/8") at the base.

Overall, before modification these had decent pockets.  The shallow front pockets were improved by their extremely wide width (going from side seem over to the zipper).