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Victorian Pockets

Added Apr 30, 2011

by beoriginal

Swindon, United ...






Based on traditional victorian pockets which women would wear under their skirts. They are actually detached from any item of clothing and just tie behind the back. They are not practical for wearing but can make lovely gifts and look great mounted. Please let me know what you think :)

Material Notes

Ribbon (for edging and waist), calico for the base, silk, decoration (lace, tea for dying fabric, asitone and pictures, silk thread etc), cotton thread, and thin wadding.




Garment Type
Cotton, Silk

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    May 5, 2011, 12.26 PMby roxy25

    All I can say is woooooooooooooooooooooooow and how on earth did you do that?

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      May 10, 2011, 11.44 AMby beoriginal

      Thanks so much!
      There are instructions attatched if you want to have a go, they are not too hard really. :)

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    May 3, 2011, 05.46 PMby lanternwaste33

    I made a pocket like this before, but made a purse strap instead of a belt. The pockets under the skirt go waaay back all the way to the renaissance, and they were really popular in the 1700’s. Women would wear them against their body under the skirt, because people would actually reach under their skirts and try to steal the contents of the pockets; so if they wore them close, they could feel if somebody was trying something like that! Your pockets are soo cute. I love love the embellishments and the photo. Great job!

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