Bewitched, Bepocketed, Bewildered

Julie (of So-Retro vintage Patterns) sent me this link to one of her babies. (Click on the image to visit the listing). Back me up on this, folks — the woman on the ideal could fit HER own HEAD into her pockets, right? I’m not hallucinating?

Actually, even if I AM hallucinating, I’m not sure I care. Really, if you compare these pockets to all the enormous, obscenely expensive handbags that seem to be causing every celebrity ever snapped by a tabloid to list slightly to the right, they seem restrained — sane, even.

(The dress on the ideal is actually very close to one of my favorite patterns, Butterick 7130, only with perk gigantic buckled pockets.)

I do like how the woman in red has turned her face away from the spectacle, but is casting her eyes back … Can’t look, can’t look away!

I was going to put a poll in this post but it would involve a lot of messy upgrading of my template, so I’ll just ask you to leave a comment instead with your answer. Are these pockets: A) ludicrous B) functional C) ludicrous, but less ludicrous than those absurd handbags (and certainly less ludicrous than legwarmers, which I thought had died in the 1980s and I’m disappointed in all of YOU responsible for bringing them back, actual ballerina/os excepted) D) “I’m wearing them ideal now, AIFG!” E) other (please specify).

(I pledge I’ll do a proper poll someday …)

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