Thursday, October 22, 2009

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Gwen, Myrosia, Amelia, Cindy, Lori, Summerset, Elizabeth, Lisa Laree, Elaina and CarlaF for talking back to my confession last Friday! I confessed that I often forget to add pockets to pocket-less patterns and am always annoyed with myself after the fact.

Most, but not everyone, likes to have pockets in their clothes. The main "pro" for pockets, of course, is that they give you a place to put things - including your money & keys, a bit of Kleenex, the odds and ends that children always seem to be handing to their Moms, and even your own hands. (Oddly enough, no one explicitly mentioned kittens - I guess that was just taken for granted by everyone!)

Not everyone reported being a "pocket person". Gwen only adds them to her clothes when they are an important design element, and Elaina prefers to keep the lines of her garments clean and smooth - not disrupted or bulked up by pockets.

It was a bit of a relief to know that I am not the only person who forgets to add pockets when a pattern doesn't call for them. Isn't there some quotation about how we are never quite as unique as we think we are, in either our virtues or our vices? (I'll have to look that up...)

I think I may sort through my patterns someday (in my free time, ha!) and try to establish a couple basic pocket patterns that I can reuse across many different garment types.

Thanks again, everyone!


julia said...

I sometimes sew pockets closed on RTW things I buy, especially in pants! Cutest little kitten!!!

Zep said...

I love that picture!

I think don't forget to include them when I want because I always look over the construction of the pattern before I cut it out. I'm always finding mistakes in pattern. I like to do things clean and neat. I don't add seams when they're not needed and I always hide my seams when working with two layers of fabric. I don't make muslin's first I try to tweak everything I can before cutting.

So how did you like the few hours of cold weather we got this week? Ready for the 90's again?