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.
TYPES OF POCKET:
Pockets may be classified into 3 types.
1. Patch pocket
2. In seam pocket
3. Set in pocket.
These are attached to the outside of the garment and may be cut in various shapes. A patch pocket may be furnished witha a flap which holds it shut or mere appearance of a flap may be given by trimming the top of the pocket with a shaped band that looks like a working flap. Sometimes flaps are used without any pocket, purely for decoration.
Any type of pocket in which the opening falls along a seam line of the garment is referred as 'pocket set into seam'. This type of pocket is used in pants of men and women, skirts , trousers, shorts, kids' wear, kurtas and pyjamas.
This type of pocket is inside the garment with a slash of some type for its opening.
There are three types of slash pockets bound, welt and flap. In the bound pocket each edge of the slash is finished with binding of even width pocket has one wide end called the welt extending above the pocket opening. The flap pocket has a flap of extension turned down over the opening.