For women who want pockets

For women who want pockets

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Doctor Who Themed Dinner

Doctor Who Themed Dinner

Fun with food! I made these fun Doctor Who themed pasta for dinner. The dyes are all natural things like tumeric (for yellow), red cabbage (purple), red cabbage and baking soda (blue), spirulina (green) and beet powder (red). The shapes are bowties (because bowties are […]

Women’s Clothing Sizing

Women’s Clothing Sizing

Ever wondered why women’s clothing sizes are so varying among brands? Where do S-M-L sizes even come from? From what I remember in fashion school, until mass produced clothing became a “thing” in the 1940s and 50s, most dresses were custom made. They used direct […]

Pockets should not be patronizing

Pockets should not be patronizing

One fashion retailer had to re-evaluate their clothing descriptions this week after one description caused some outrage. Jaeger bran clothing described a pair of wool pants like this, “The side seam pockets will be as handy as ever when your boss decides they want four […]

Free Wonder Woman Tiara Pattern Template

Free Wonder Woman Tiara Pattern Template

Wonder Woman! She's the best! From the original comic to the newest Justice League movie, Wonder Woman is an example of feminine heroism. I've been working on making costumes this week and so I wanted to go ahead and share this layered Wonder Woman tiara [...]
We Want Pockets Now

We Want Pockets Now

Anahit Hovhannisyan over at the Polytechnic wants pockets. She writes “Our country has successfully overlooked and intentionally idled on one of the most essential problems in the United States of America: missing pockets. Once upon a time, there existed a world where both women and […]

Will the iPhone X fit in your pocket?

Will the iPhone X fit in your pocket?

With all the buzz about yesterday’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X’s release, one writer recognized that accessibility is more than just a price point. For technology to really succeed, it needs to fit in our (women’s) pockets. Ladies will face the biggest issues carrying the […]

Why do pockets come sewn shut?

Why do pockets come sewn shut?

Today I answer the question of "Why do pockets come sewn shut?" This is a great question. There is something satisfying to rip open the pockets of a new coat or pair of slacks. But the reason they are sewn shut is not purely for [...]
We need pockets

We need pockets

“We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren't on our lists, people we've never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the [...]
Politics of Pockets

Politics of Pockets

“Much has been written about how sexism dictates whether a garment gets usable pockets. While class unquestionably plays a part, men’s clothing tends to have capacious, visible pockets; women’s clothing tends to have small pockets, if any at all. Content with their pockets, men have little to say about […]

The Weird, Complicated, Sexist History of Pockets

The Weird, Complicated, Sexist History of Pockets

People have a lot of feelings when it comes to pockets. In short: They are great only when you have them and only when they are large enough to stuff anything you want inside of them. A snack? A phone? A condom? All of that should be able […]