SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fitting Woes > Large pones? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Large pones?
New-to-me term...
goodworks1
star
goodworks1  Friend of PR
Illinois USA
Member since 7/19/03
Posts: 3829
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 1/16/10 1:12 PM

I was checking out a bunch of the interesting articles that come from the Texas Cooperative Extension service here and noticed a term that is new to me.

It's in a brochure on altering pants and at the end of page three, continuing on page 4, mentions "Large pones on the upper thigh"

I'm guessing this is what I've heard called 'saddlebags', but even a cursory look at Google didn't help much. Is this a Spanish term, maybe?

Elaine

------
blog: goodworks1.wordpress.com

TallBean
star
TallBean
Maryland USA
Member since 10/13/07
Posts: 281
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 1/16/10 2:17 PM

Maybe it was a typo and they intended to say, "large BONES." That would be my guess, but I don't understand why they wouldn't say, large hip bones or something else. Just my two cents!
:)
Brenna

------
http://sewing4myself.blogspot.com/

Kayseri
starstar
Kayseri  Friend of PR
NEW ZEALAND
Member since 4/21/09
Posts: 269
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to goodworks1 <<


Date: 1/16/10 2:41 PM

I can't help with your Pones but thanks for the link. This looks like a useful resource.

colorkitten
star
colorkitten
New York USA
Member since 1/19/08
Posts: 306
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to goodworks1 <<


Date: 1/16/10 2:46 PM

If it's the same pdf I just looked at, it can't be a typo, they use it 3 times including as a headline. Their description of it and the drawings of the problem sounds like saddlebags to me. But I've never heard of it. The only pone I ever heard of is made with cornmeal!

------
~sarah
www.colorkitten.com

KempCorr
star
KempCorr
Ohio USA
Member since 12/21/06
Posts: 327
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 4 members like this.



Date: 1/16/10 3:03 PM

Maybe it refers to the result of eating too many cornpones.

------
Kathryn

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 9049
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:

online now
Send Message

      



In reply to goodworks1 <<
thumbsup 4 members like this.


Date: 1/16/10 3:06 PM

Ye gods, how did they even find this word to use it in a sewing article?? In the big old Webster's Third New International Dictionary from 1961, the third definition of the word 'pone,' after discussions of an Algonquin word for cornbread and a cardplaying term, is 'pone,' meaning 'a lump or swelling.' The origin is apparently unknown.

Whoever wrote this pants article should be contacted and given a rap across the knuckles with a ruler. Clarity is the first objective in writing.

Phooey!

------
Elona

my horse
star
my horse
North Carolina USA
Member since 5/9/05
Posts: 803
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 1/16/10 3:32 PM

As a native Texan, I have to say maybe it's a Texas thang ya'll. I heard it growing up but haven't heard it since I left there.

------
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight. Proverbs 31:13 NAS

CM_Sews
CM_Sews
California USA
Member since 9/18/04
Posts: 1944
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to Elona <<


Date: 1/16/10 3:50 PM

Quote: Elona
Ye gods, how did they even find this word to use it in a sewing article?? In the big old Webster's Third New International Dictionary from 1961, the third definition of the word 'pone,' after discussions of an Algonquin word for cornbread and a cardplaying term, is 'pone,' meaning 'a lump or swelling.' The origin is apparently unknown.



Whoever wrote this pants article should be contacted and given a rap across the knuckles with a ruler. Clarity is the first objective in writing.



Phooey!

Let me preface my comment by saying I am not from Texas and have never even visited Texas, but I suspect "pones" might make perfect sense to sewers in Texas who are familiar with Southern Corn Pones as a traditional food item. I'm going to assume that high hip "saddle bags" or "fluff" is the about same shape as as a corn pone. This may be a commonly used word in the South to describe that figure "flaw", so common that it never occurred to the author the term would be unknown to sewers.

Maybe someone from the South can clarify. I'm just guessing.

How about Baguettes on the high hip?

CMC
Vibekeinyork
Vibekeinyork
Member since 7/11/06
Posts: 863
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to CM_Sews <<
thumbsup 4 members like this.


Date: 1/16/10 4:22 PM

Edited too keep my inner teenage boy in check.
-- Edited on 1/17/10 6:00 AM --

Erica B.
starstarstarstar
Erica B.
Member since 6/6/06
Posts: 362
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 1/16/10 6:53 PM

I'm a Southerner and that's a term I use to hear my grandmother use. If someone had on short shorts, she would say that their "pones" were barely covered.

------
Erica B.
Birmingham, AL
http://www.ericabunker.com

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fitting Woes >> Large pones?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Create a Jacket Muslin
Create a Jacket Muslin

Class Details

Online Class
Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Class Details

MADE KID Shorts

photo
by: brissmith

Review
Shapes Six Sense Skirt Pattern

Shapes Six Sense Skirt Pattern

Pattern Details
Favorite Things Little Lounge Around Pattern

Favorite Things Little Lounge Around Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.