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Date: 11/29/11 6:10 PM

Hi there,

Thread's magazine has put together a lot of resources for ideas on how to make a blouse more interesting - from colors, adding unique cuffs, mixing up fabric patterns, etc - so its inspired me. Does anyone out there know of some interesting ideas you can do for peacoat/jacket pockets? A design element to make my solid color jacket have a little more personality!

Thank you!
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Date: 11/29/11 6:23 PM

Threads magazine website has a number of articles on pockets. Also there are books written by Claire Schaffer.

sewmamasew blog has some ideas.
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Date: 11/29/11 7:21 PM

This Threads video has some really good ideas that are simple.

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Date: 12/1/11 6:04 AM

Well, there are a number of choices depending on what you want the final to look like. It's relatively easy to add a flap, which can be piped or shaped to look cool. If there's no flap, you can do contrast welts, or a decoratively shaped or piped stand up welt.

You can always convert your pocket to a patch with either an inverted box pleat in the center or knife pleats on the edges.

With a flap.

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Date: 12/2/11 7:11 PM

Go on the Saks and Neiman's websites and take a look at all their jackets. You're sure to find at least one pocket idea you'll love.

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Date: 12/3/11 7:11 AM

Here's one from Roland Mouret that I intend to do someday.

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Date: 12/3/11 8:46 AM

I went thru all my old Burda magazines...When I found a pocket idea that I liked I traced that pocket pattern and copied the directions on how to make it. I put them in a ziploc bag, then add it to my "jacket pocket" box. Whenever I make a jacket, I look thru my pocket patterns and usually use one of them.

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Date: 12/9/11 8:31 PM

I recently found this pocket while researching design Lili Ann. It reminds me of a tulip and I think it is gorgeous.

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Date: 12/9/11 11:24 PM

Beautiful pocket solosmocker.

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Enjoying all the great ideas. I'm also intrigued with creative garment closures.

Butterick 5697 has a shawl collar that extends into and becomes the pocket fronts. Not extremely thrilling, but a nice and different approach for a practical pocket that is nicely placed to actually keep your hands warm. Vintage??? B5697

I checked, it's OOP. I'll have to start dating my patterns. When I checked this pattern number, 4 different patterns popped up. It is simple enough to copy though. I think I have seen the same concept on a princess cut dress or jumper, with the center princess section extending out at the lower sides to form pocket fronts.
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Date: 12/10/11 1:13 PM

Just Pockets by Patricia Moyes is a great resource. It looks like it's out of print, but is available used - or maybe your library has a copy.

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