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Now that my pants that will never fit are pretty much done, I'm planning my next sewing projects. I'm thinking I'll go for club wear next. First up will be some arm warmers made of microfibre; I sweat when I dance, so I need something that will dry quickly. I'll need to find somewhere to buy microfibre stuff first, but I figure somewhere on Queen West will have it.

After that, I have an idea for a sash. It'd be about 3 inches wide, with a lot of pockets on the inside so I could hold ID, keys, and some cash in there. The plan is to use one piece of black fabric folded over, and on the other side, a piece of fluorescent green or yellow fabric sticking out the bottom (so it would be black with a day glo stripe at the bottom.) I think it'd go well with the wrap pants I bought last weekend. I'm trying to decide if I should try to be hardcore and do welt pockets, or just stitch pouches to the main part of the sash, and if I need to have some or all of the pockets button/snap/velcro shut to avoid stuff falling out.

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thekat03
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
or you can do zippers on the pockets!

i'd base the pocket style and size on what you are likely to put into them. for example, i've been mentally sketching out a cute and functional doctor's bag, and i think i want to put pockets sized for all my reference cards and books that i used to carry in my white coat, with a few extra spots for things like pens, penlights, water bottle, etc. if you are thinking ID and cash, you could probably just do flat patch pockets. a welt pocket may be better for keys, though, since they have a bit of bulk. also, welt pockets probably could have a zipper put on them relatively easily, and would be the most secure closure for really small things.

for my bag, i'm thinking 3D patch pockets that are thick enough to accomodate the specific books i want (essentially using a strip of fabric to extend the patch away from the base fabric of the bag).
curgoth
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
Zippers!

Actually, I think I might do a mix; a couple with zippers, maybe one bigger pouch to hold change, and see how that works out.
djinnthespazz
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
HEY! My first (and heretofore only) pants project where also Pants That Will Never Fit.

The co-inkydink!
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