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Tip Tuesday #91

Add hidden pockets to your costume or prop. It’s an easy way to carry around important items like your con badge, cell phone and wallet. If you can’t add a hidden pocket, aim for a bag that matches your character.

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DIY Summer Elastic Waist Skirt for Kids and Adults Tutorial and Patterns from Purl Bee.

There are 3 types of  pockets: contrast, cross cut, and bias cut and 11 sizes - see below.

Sizes for Kids and Women (instructions for adjusting waist size at the link):

For Kids: Ages 2-3 (4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12) with finished waist sizes 18 ½ (19 ½, 20 ½, 21 ½, 22 ½, 24) inches in circumference, unstretched.  

For Women: To fit hip sizes 33-34 (35-37, 38-40, 41-43, 44-46) with finished waist sizes 25 ½ (28 ½, 31 ½, 35 ½, 40 ½) inches in circumference, unstretched. (Instructions are given for adjusting this waist size.).

Pick Pocket

Switch out your bag for multi-pocket pieces

We love our oversized handbags as much as the next girl - where else would we store our phone, keys, lipstick and dozens of miscellaneous items - but there’s always the problem of actually finding what you need under all that junk. Lucky for us, there’s a much better way to carry your things and stay organized without sacrificing style. This season, clothes with visible pockets have become the new standard for functional fashion. Looks like you won’t be missing anymore calls due to a stuffed bag. Plus, if you’ve already upgraded to an iPhone 6, the bigger pockets the better. See how to wear the pocket trend and shop our favorite pieces below.

On the Runway

Iceberg sent soft coats with minimal front pockets down the fall runway and Alexander Wang showed different-sized utility pockets on dresses and jackets, designed to hold specific essentials.

V-Neck Tunic Dress With Cargo Pockets

Alexander Wang FW14

Iceberg FW14

On the Street

Olivia Palermo was seen sporting a lime green Valentino coat at the label’s Spring 2015 show, and blogger Isabella Pozzi of Style Spectra wore her burgundy Zara version with a blouse and denim skirt.

Olivia Palermo wearing a Valentino coat at Paris Fashion Week SS15

Clothes with visible pockets have become the new standard for functional fashion.

Blogger Isabella Pozzi of Style Spectra in a Zara coat

Street style at New York Fashion Week SS15

Pocket Pieces

Bomber jacket in blush wool-blend gabardine

Hana Utility Dress

Urban Renewal Vintage French Surplus Jacket

Ripped Utility Trousers

Soft Utility Jumpsuit

Lou & Grey Utility Pants

Boxy Utility Jacket

Shirt With Pockets

Coat With Front Pockets

ASOS Classic Bonded Duffle

Leather-Pocket Touchdown Dress

A-Line Miniskirt With Zipped Pockets

‘Slim Signature’ Silk Shirt

Leather zip-pocket skirt

Shopper With Pockets

Runway Refined Calf Mirror Bag