I have finally made it to my sewing room and done a small project.
This is one of 4 dresses that I own which are all the same style.
They are perfect in every way – except one. The do not have any pockets.
I have another dress that I bought recently and to my delight it has 2 large set-in pockets which are really handy but totally invisible. This made me realise that it would be a simple project to add pockets to the existing dresses.
The first pocket is done and I am very happy with the result.
Here is a view looking into the pocket.
Finally, this is the inside of the dress.
While this may not be feasible in a tight, fitted dress it is certainly easy in a dress with some fullness below the waistline.
I wear these dresses to work and as I am in an open office I tend to listen to music with earphones on my iPod. I can leave the iPod on the desk but it is much easier to have it in my pocket so that it comes with me whenever I jump up from the desk to go to the printer/photocopier etc. Handy to pop a handkerchief in, too.
Do you look for pockets in garments?
I’m definitely a pocket fan. If there’s no pocket in a pair of trousers or a skirt, I’m likely to add one, and have even found ways to insert pockets in fairly fitted garments. But I haven’t tried adding pockets to dresses–yet!
I feel that you may be about to try it. Definitely a relatively easy project. 🙂