SELECTION OF POCKET DESIGN:
Plan pocket designs that harmonize with the design of the fabric as well as the design of the garment and its components (collar, sleeve, cuff etc.) For the striped dress the rectangular shaped pockets cut on crosswise grain and finished with bias edging is a good choice. The scalloped pocket in look becoming because they harmony with the scalloped collar and heart shaped pocket of the dress.
The sex and age as well as the figure and personality of the wearer should also be considered while designing pockets. Choose the poscket designs that suit for children's dresses. Scalloped and rounded pocket are becoming only for girls dresses. Straight line pockets are suitable for men's and boys garments. For older women and short women, inconspicouous designs such as set-in pocket are advisable. Women with a large bust line should avoid designs with breast pockets. The pocket designs should be appropriate fro the type of garment and the purpose and use of the garment. For example, simple straight line pockets are suitable for school uniforms and casual wear garments, while conspicuous pocket styles with decoration trimmings (suited to the wearer) may be used on party wear dresses.
In men's and boys' clothes, pockets are used mainly for utilisation purposes rather than for decoration. The chief purpose of pockets in women's clothing is to add design interest. They should be planned in giving considerable attention to the design of the dress and the figure of the wearer. Children love to have pockets in their dresses. Appearance of children's garments can be enhanced to a great extent by designing pocket of varied shapes, sizes, and locations with decorative details such as bias binding, lace, ruffles, tucks, pleats, applique, embroider etc. suited to the design and purpose of the dress.