Monday, March 27, 2017

Pockets around the web: Grainline Patterns Farrow Dress (sewing pattern)

The Grainline Farrow Dress caught my eye in a nice blog post with lots of views by Closet Case Patterns.  It appears to have generous pockets, though with the very loose dress structure I'm not sure how much pocket contents might distort the dress shape.  Might depend on the fabric used.  If you've made it, let me know!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pockets around the web: Old Navy Utility Shirt Dress

Here's a nice olive-green shirt dress (price slightly reduced) with pockets.  You can zoom in on the picture to see the pocket outlines.  They don't look huge, but probably would hold the basics (i.e. pretty decent for a dress).  The non-pocket aspects of the dress are reviewed here, where I first saw it.  If anyone has one and wants to provide some pocket measurements, send me a note or leave a comment!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pockets around the web: Duluth Trading Co. Women's Fire Hose Work Pants

Let's have some more work pants options.  The Duluth Trading Co.'s Women's Fire Hose Work Pants look tough and with practical pockets.  Here's a long review of the men's pants, with a shorter note at the end on the women's pants (both reviews are very positive).  They have several cuts (regular; slim in two versions: one without knee pad slots but with eight pockets and one with knee pad slots with seven pockets; and bootcut), plus a fleece-lined version!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pockets around the web: Red Ants Work Pants

While browsing around for pockets recently I came across Red Ants Work Pants.  They say the pockets will hold a 3x5" notebook and more!  Plus, they come in two fits (straight and curvy) and give sizing based on measurements instead of the usual undecipherable women's numbering sizes.  They look like great field or work pants, are made in the USA, and they sound like they have a good return policy.  Also, if you prefer shorts, they have a practical long-inseam shorts version! Pocket readers, have any of you tried these?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Pockets around the web: Everybody Kiki's circle dress

I think this is a first in my internet pocket browsing.  Here is a dress that actually includes the SIZE of the pocket width (6 1/2" at the widest point!) in the description!  Way cool!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pockets around the web: Modcloth dresses

One online retailer, Modcloth, has a whole section devoted to dresses with pockets!  No more sorting through items one by one.  These are all pocketed.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pocket review: Taylor Dresses fit and flare orange striped dress

I bought this dress in 2014, so the exact type may not be available anymore.  Amazon shows that the brand has a number of similar fit-and-flare dresses.  Some of the images show the models with their hands in pockets, so it seems possible that they may have similar pockets.  (A nice non-pocket bonus on this dress, which I have no idea if their other ones have, are little bra strap catchers on each shoulder).

The specimen in question is a size 6.  There are two welt pockets in the flared skirt along the side seams.  The opening is 5", placed almost vertically.  The pocket tends to hang downwards so there's about 4 1/2" from the bottom edge of the opening to the deepest part of the pocket.  It's about 9" from the top edge of the opening to the deepest part of the pocket.  The pocket is rounded and at most 5 1/2" from the opening wide.  Because the dress material is fairly stiff, it doesn't show too much when I put my usual contents (keys, wallet, phone) into the pockets, and they did all fit nicely.  Because the pockets are on the dress and it's not fitted closely (it sits at the natural waist and flares out in the skirt), pocket contents will flop about and hit your legs if you do anything energetic, like dancing.   One side of the pocket is lined so that it does not stick to the dress, and the dress is lined so the pockets won't stick to you (or tights) either.  These pockets rate decent for a dress!

The welt pocket openings are well-camouflaged with the zig-zags and matching stripe placement.

This is the inside of the dress with the built-in liner lifted up (you can also see that the bodice is partially lined except for the shoulders and very top).  The pocket on the left is laid where the additional liner fabric is against the dress.  The pocket on the right shows the liner sewn against the pocket (the pocket on the left has it too, but this shows that it is only on one side).  The pocket tends to hang down more when wearing, not stick out to the side like it does here.

2017/03/03: edited to add this has been shared on the #SaturdayShareLinkUp!