Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pocket Love


This designer must have decided that he/she was tired of skirts with no *&^$#&@* pockets! Here is some serious pocket love. If you are a pocket person, this is your skirt. I confess to never making a skirt or pants without pockets. I dislike carrying a purse everywhere and pockets, lots of pockets, are the answer. Vogue 1248 has lots to love for the pocket addict.


Of course, this is a whole lotta look, so keep the top and shoes and jewelry simple.
You could even make the pockets smaller, but I have to ask - why? To wear a skirt like this, you have to own the pockets.
Now for my whine. McVoguerick recently changed the way they show the pattern information on their website. They used to give the finished garment measurements, but now they blithely say, "FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS: Printed on Pattern Tissue." Nice going, McVoguerick! Like I am going to UNFOLD the entire pattern to see the measurements! This small change annoys me to no end. It annoys me enough to actually write a cranky letter to the Pattern industrial conspiracy. Put the damn measurements on the envelope! Sincerely yours, Mrs. Hunting Creek

6 comments:

Venus de Hilo said...

I love this, both the skirt and the top, but am no longer lean and trendy enough (as if I ever was!) to pull off the look. My look in that skirt would be "Old Mother Hubbard, who has the contents of her cupboard in her pockets." Am tempted by the blouse, but would omit the placket and buttons on the back, which means I could use a pattern from the stash and just cut the shoulder at an angle.

badmomgoodmom said...

OMG, those aren't merely pockets. They are panniers! Did you see the bustles and panniers at the LACMA European Dress exhibit?

I like how the top has no sleeves, but the sash ends in sleeve-like cuffs. Very conceptual. Gotta love people who take fashion risks.

Beangirl. said...

Sing it, sister!


Also, that is a LOT of look.

gwensews said...

I totally agree about the dang pattern measurement information. That skirt--definitely pocket mania! With a little jiggle in your walk, you could clear an aisle!

Karen in VA said...

That new announcement annoyed me to no end also....
And you could carry a small child in one of those pockets....

PS Didn't ya just love the "snow" we got today?

MushyWear said...

I couldn't agree with you more about the pockets-n-patterns.