Pearl Sutton wrote:This is my basic in-seam pocket pattern. I swiped it from a commercial pattern, it's very comfortable, deep enough to be useful, flows nicely with pants or skirts. I can draw you a properly cleaned up, with numbers, instructions, and markings, version if you want. This is what I would use to do what you want, if you were handing me those pants.
r ranson wrote:
That looks perfect!
James Sullivan wrote:Yes what is it with fashion that women's pants have no pockets? My wife is always giving me something to put in my pockets. I've also had pants with shallow pockets that were not deep enough for a wallet or pocket knife. I would be frustrated without pockets.
Kenneth Elwell wrote:
I agree with James, I'd be lost without pockets too! My favorite pants now have a pocket on the outside of the thigh for my smartphone.
I've also found poorly made pockets. Either too shallow or too deep.
Too shallow and things slip out when you sit, bend, or crouch.
Too deep and you actually have to contort yourself to get to the bottom, and in winter especially, your sleeves prevent your hands getting that far. (or if you wear a wristwatch)
One of these long-pocketed pants, the pocket was both long enough and not stitched into the side seam far enough, that I'd end up sitting on my pocket knife since it would slide beside and under my thigh as I sat down. I wear those infrequently, for that reason, and they are my "nice jeans" that are tan color and pass for kahkis... (I prefer jeans) and I'd never keep them "nice" as daily wear.
Another thing I thought was a good idea while shopping, was the edge of the pocket had a binding, rather than just hemmed... super durable right? Not so fast... the main reason why MY pockets wear out on that hem is from hooking a tape measure, or a pocket knife clip there, for years. Well damn, the clips on the tape measures and knives can't fit over that binding! And if you force it, they slide off so easily that you lose your stuff at the worst moments. So, yes, the pocket is spared the wear by not working properly. (in my opinion)
r ranson wrote:
The delay is that I'm adding a gusset to each side seam. I get to decide if I want the pockets in front of the gusset, behind the gusset, or if I make the gusset in two bits, and put the pocket at the very centre of the side?