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Pockets... To be or not to be
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Lana E

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Date: 1/2/09 12:18 PM

I'm going to start out by saying, I hate pockets. I hate wearing them! So I'm curious about construction, that is, its not absolutely necessary to add pockets on your project right? I wanted to buy vintage dress pattern but it has gigantic pockets, can't I just leave the pockets off and still have the amazing part of the pattern (the dress,not he pockets)?

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Date: 1/2/09 12:22 PM

Of course you can. It's your project, you make it the way you want.

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Date: 1/2/09 12:52 PM

I think perhaps many vintage patterns have the big pockets (like on old aprons) because ladies used to carry hankies, gloves, etc.
Some of those can cause hips to look big too!
If you need embellishment for the dress, put it up near your face with a braid trim, flower pin, etc.



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Date: 1/2/09 2:30 PM

Sure. I don't put pockets into many things because I figure this is why I carry a purse and I don't recall ever putting them into a dress.

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Date: 1/2/09 4:29 PM

I always leave off the side front pockets in pants. They just add lumps and bumps to my hips, and yeah, I have a purse.
But I love pockets in jackets and coats. There I use them for my keys, phone, gloves. It is your choice.

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Lana E

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Date: 1/2/09 5:30 PM

wonderful news. Thanks ladies. I think I'll go back and see if I can find that dress pattern.

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Date: 1/2/09 5:55 PM

I usually leave pockets off pants and skirts, like Nancy, I do not need more bumps and lumps...

It is your project and you can do as you please, but if the pocket is a particular style element in the pattern, you could add the pocket (e.g. if it is a patch pocket) and not leave the top open...so it would not bag and you could not be tempted to put anything in it....without a picture of the pattern I don't know exactly. Make it yours so you are happy!

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