The fastest way to a Sewist’s heart? Add pockets to a pattern. I’ve lost count of the number of bloggers who’ve proclaimed over the pockets in their new skirt/dress/trousers/clown outfit. Photos are everywhere of people joyfully shoving their fists into their pockets. Look! See what I made!
Calm down, everyone. Can’t you see the dangers? Haven’t you been bitten on the bum yet? My wardrobe contains many more pockets than it used to. And I can’t find a thing. Oyster card? Um, just let me go through my entire skirt collection. That bobble that ties my hair up better than any of the other 50 bobbles I own? Sigh, I’ll just trawl through my clothes again. And don’t even get me started on the dangers of tissues left in pockets going into the washing machine!
Sewing pockets is bad for your health. I think we should all stop doing it. Are you with me, people? Or should I brace myself for the howl of protests?
PS Tomorrow I’m going to the V&A with a bunch of Sewists for the Ballgown exhibition. (Original blog post and details here.) Excited? Not muchly. There are going to be over 20 hyperventilating women in the South Kensington area of London – join us if you fancy it! Some are coming along for the pub part of the evening only, so feel free to roll up and chat with like-minded people over a glass of something chilled.