P-P-P-P-Pockets!

by Erin on April 13, 2009

Lisa (at Miss Helene's) sent me the link to this little number:


Woman's Day 3227

I kinda love it. Doesn't it feel weirdly postmodern, though? I mean, imagine it a foot shorter, made up in black nylon taffeta, by a designer whose name ends with a vowel, and worn with a rat's-nest hairstyle, ripped tights, and platform witch boots. See what I mean?

(And yes, I realize that it's terrible that she has those two pockets on the side where she's MISSING an ARM. So inconvenient!)

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren April 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Maybe she has a prosthetic and keeps it in the bigger pocket when it’s not in use. She has two pockets so she can keep other stuff in the little one. Very practical garment.

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Deirdre April 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I absolutely love the three button front of this dress.That’s a pretty big pocket, there. Two pockets! At first I tought it was one pocket with the flap in the upright position.Also, I love the stitching detail down the front all the way to the hem!

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Jen ~ MOMSPatterns April 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Thats a GREAT pocket pattern! Lisa I were just recently talking about how the older Womens Day patterns were underrated.. or just so hard to come across that they dont get remembered for their unique styles?

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WgS April 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm

It does look as if she gave an arm and possibly a leg or so to own this dress.Too funny.

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Cookie April 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I think this dress, done in a rough grey cotton, was featured in either Prisoner Cell Block H or Women Behind Bars. Having the pockets on the same side makes it quicker and easier for the matrons to check for contraband and concealed nail files…which happens several times daily.

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Cookie April 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Oh, yes…I’m sorry to be graphic, but the wraparound style facilitates impromptu body searches, as well.Tragic.

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mickey April 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm

My first thought was ‘Surely the designer didn’t put the pocket(s)there… it looks like an afterthought!I’d put pockets in the seams and leave the line of the skirt alone!

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gwensews April 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm

This is a stenographer’s dress. The large pocket holds her steno pad and pen, while her one hand is busy fetching coffee for the boss! Or whatever! Like Mad Men!

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Coffee with Cathy April 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Another example of the what-goes-around-comes-around theory of fashion design! Thanks, as always, for sharing and prodding our imaginations.

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andrea.at.the.blue.door April 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm

And the pocket should be done in acid green ripstop or fur or something.

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Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 3:09 am

Its a kangaroo dress! Large pocket at the back for the baby and smaller one at the front for the spare nappy and bottle?

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Melissa April 14, 2009 at 8:28 am

OK, there’s a lack of pointy shoulder, but I still call Airship Hostess on this one.I cite:Sharp, pointy V-neckAsymmetrical closure with snazzy buttonsMartian pockets (I couldn’t think of a better adjective)Helmet hairNot only can she keep a safety manual and a hot towel in her pockets; they double as a brochure rack for the airship company.(Awesome hovertext, by the way.)

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Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Pockets! Oh we love our pockets! Every dress or skirt I have has pockets (real deep pockets). Plus all my blazer jackets pants. There is always something to put in pockets. I always have my hands in them all the time. Like that song on Sesame Street said What would we do without pockets?

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