Pockets differences

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I remember a comedy sketch about how vegans (or perhaps it was vegetarians) try to make tofu (and other things) taste like meat, but no one tries to make meat taste like tofu...
You have never tasted my wife's cooking, she manages without trying.
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denimini,

great find but...... that skirts a bit on the long side for you isn't it?

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Fartoo long ... ..... And expensive
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I have many skirts with fake pockets. Only on two occasions have I come across fake no pockets. Yes it happened to me today when I received a skirt that I had bought on eBay as a backup; identical to one of my favourite skirts being denim (true) with belt loops, hidden pockets in the side seams and rear zip. I tried it on and it fitted exactly as anticipated except when I went to put my hands in the pockets Dang! (US) Blimey! (UK) #***#** #** (Aus). There were "NO POCKETS". I felt a bit dissapointed until removing the skirt I could see pockets inside the skirt - they had been sewn over.
As old professor Julius Sumner Miller used to say "Why is it so?"
Was it a quick change in the styling department or did the previous owner have some cultural or religious belief about "Thou shalt not have receptacles for objects in thy clothing". It was even hard to tell if the stitching was original or added later.
Anyway I got out my trusty stitch picker and carefully got to work. There were no drugs sewn into the pockets so they were immediately servicable when I had finished.
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denimini wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:26 pm
I felt a bit dissapointed until removing the skirt I could see pockets inside the skirt - they had been sewn over.
As old professor Julius Sumner Miller used to say "Why is it so?"
The sewing over (usually using a basting stitch) of pockets is frequently done to keep them from sagging and looking ratty when they're on the rack. This is especially prevalent for fairly high-end stuff, and frequently I find myself having to open the pockets on waistcoats when they're new.

So, not unusual.
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crfriend wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:39 pm
denimini wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:26 pm
I felt a bit dissapointed until removing the skirt I could see pockets inside the skirt - they had been sewn over.
As old professor Julius Sumner Miller used to say "Why is it so?"
The sewing over (usually using a basting stitch) of pockets is frequently done to keep them from sagging and looking ratty when they're on the rack. This is especially prevalent for fairly high-end stuff, and frequently I find myself having to open the pockets on waistcoats when they're new.

So, not unusual.
Yup, I've dealt with that on formal jackets and vests as well. I think one formal-ish skirt as well know that you mention it...
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denimini wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:26 pm
There were no drugs sewn into the pockets so they were immediately servicable when I had finished.
Have you had issues with this in the past?!?
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Dust wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:09 am
denimini wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:26 pm
There were no drugs sewn into the pockets so they were immediately servicable when I had finished.
Have you had issues with this in the past?!?
I have heard of drugs being hidden in all sorts of other things.
I once bought a skirt from an op shop (thrift store) which had folded money in the pocket ........ which I gave to the op shop (they are for a good cause).
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