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Ashling
« on: July 15, 2008 09:56:39 PM »

So I've decided that I'm tired of dresses and skirts not having pockets, and now every time I make one, I need to find a way to incorporate them.  I'm working on a dress from this pattern http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M8107.htm?search=8107&page=1 out of a brown cotton with pink rosed printed on it.  I was thinking about doing side pockets, but the only lining type fabric I have is black or fuchia, and I'm afraid that self fabric pockets will stick to the dress fabric and bunch up weirdly, since cotton loves to stick to itself.  I don't really want to go out and buy lining fabric for this one thing, so would a patch pocket be better, or is black ok?  Now that I think about it I might still have some pink lining from my grandmother's stash, but I'm not sure about that either.
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marieC
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 08:18:25 AM »

You could do cute little tabs with a button to hold the pocket shut.  It would add some interest and be useful.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 08:58:09 AM »

Oh I understand the need for pockets! I like self fabric pockets because when they open a little while you move it matches. You could do double layered pockets, self fabric on the inside where it might show backed with lining material.
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Ashling
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 10:28:03 AM »

Ooh, that's something I hadn't thought of!  Cool idea.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 01:49:28 PM »

I like Penlowe's idea...I think patch pockets on that dress would look odd...that, or be too small to be useful.  Good luck!
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