Pockets pockets pockets.

So I have a few sewing projects on the go. Something fun/creepy, something for charity, and around a million clothing modifications. We did a big clothing clear-out, getting rid of things that I don’t wear or that don’t fit quite right now my hips and bust have expanded. I found a few clothes I wanted to give away… but just because of one tiny flaw. So I decided instead to hold a few back and modify them so that they suited me perfectly. And one of the mods I’m doing is: pockets.

We all know the struggle of not having functional pockets on dresses, skirts, etc. There are even online clothing stores which stock nothing but clothes with pockets. And some of my favourite clothes don’t have them.

Fair enough, I’m not sure I could pull off pockets on a bodycon dress. So that one will have to stay intact unless I get super creative. But my wrap dress, 3 A-line skirts, fitted denim skirt, and summer dress? They’ll be getting the pocket treatment. I’ll put up pics and tutorials as I go, and we can see how well it all works out.

What’s a modification you’ve made, or would love to make, to your clothes?

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3 thoughts on “Pockets pockets pockets.

  1. I’d love to know why designers make faux pockets on women’s clothing. I always seem to open them up to find a tiny 1/2″ pocket. Have you found patterns that ask you to sew them?

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  2. I modify a few things, but not my RTW stuff. Hm. The shirts I make for my husband are designed with his cell phone in mind – that’s how I sized the breast pocket. My regular clothes? Fit properly. I set my hems to my personal proportional “best”… I tend to think of most of that stuff as pattern fitting more than anything else tho.

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