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CHAPTER 22

POCKETS

Patch Pockets—Slash Pocket—Pocket with a Straight Opening—Pocket with an In-and-Out Lap—Pocket with a Welt—Bound Pocket Opening

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0205.pngIll. 205. Facing of the Slash Pocket

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0206.pngIll. 206. Pushing Facing Through to Wrong Side

THE various styles of pockets used on tailored garments and boys' suits which require some technical knowledge will be treated in this chapter.

A PATCH POCKET is simply a patch sewed on three of its sides to the outside of the garment. Patch pockets vary in size and shape according to the style of the garment and the position they occupy. The upper edge that is left open may lie simply hemmed or faced, or trimmed in any way that the character of the garment may suggest. All other edges of the pocket are turned under, basted and stitched to the garment. In all cases the essential feature of a patch pocket is neatness.

A SLASH POCKET (Ill. 210) is one that is made on the inside of the garment and has a slit opening through to the outside. Mark the line for the opening with tailors' tacks (page 85). Run a line of bastings in colored thread through the perforations to mark the line still more sharply, letting the bastings show on both sides of the material.

Cut a piece of the suit material for a facing. It should be about three inches wide and an inch longer than the pocket opening.

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0207.pngIll. 207. Pocket Slipped Under the Facing

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0208.pngIll. 208. Pocket Turned Up and Stitched

Baste it face down to the right side of the garment so that its center comes exactly over the pocket opening and the facing itself extends half an inch beyond each end of the opening. (Ill. 205.) From the wrong side of the garment run another row of colored bastings along the line for the pocket opening so that the second row will show through on the pocket facing.

From the right side place a row of machine stitching on each side of the

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