Monday, April 24, 2017

Pockets around the web: Jalie's Hélène cardigan (sewing pattern review)

I used to have a Cabela's oversized cardigan (with glorious pockets) that reminded me of a knit lab coat.  So I was tickled to see this review of a sewing pattern for a cardigan that ended up as a real lab coat, with excellent looking pockets.  I bet it would look less like a lab coat in another color, if you are not actually a medical professional or lab-working type graduate student (or just want a colorful lab coat!).

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pockets around the web: a pocket round-up for insulin pump wearers

You may remember an article I linked to previously, on the necessity of pockets for people with insulin pumps.  I've found another pocketed round-up for people who need to tote their insulin pump, with clothing that should work for whatever small items you want to carry by necessity or desire.  It's unclear to me if they've tested these pockets in person, but they are certainly worth checking out.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pockets around the web: Scottevest Sandy Skirt review

Sorry I missed a week!  Things have been busy in pocket-land.  However, I just ran across this very promising review of the SCOTTeVEST Sandy travel skirt (there is also a longer version called the Sandra).  The pockets look fantastic.  This company looks to have a lot of good pocketed items... the Maddie Cardigan in particular caught my eye.

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!