New Pattern for Working a Pocket

Jan 1789.tiff

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Title

New Pattern for Working a Pocket

Subject

women's clothing; accessory

Description

Pattern in the Lady's Magazine. Pattern in the Lady's Magazine. This pattern for a tie-on pocket is one of only two such designs to have been published in the magazine between 1770 and 1819. The scalloping is most likely designed to be stitched inside the the edge of the pocket rather than forming the edge. Tie-on pockets in this period were both decorative and functional items that featured a large front slit for the quick retrieval of items such as books, pins or keepsakes that a woman wanted to keep close to her person. Designs for reticules, which served similar functions, came to dominate needlework designs in the magazine post-1800. To learn more about eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women's pockets, I highly recommend Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux brilliant book, The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900, which was published by Yale University Press in 2019.

Creator

The Lady's Magazine (1770-1832)

Source

The Lady's Magazine, vol. 20 (1789)

Publisher

G. Robinson

Date

January 1789

Contributor

Jennie Batchelor

Rights

Bayerische Staatsbibliotek, per. 123 m-20

Format

paper pattern

Language

English

Type

paper embroidery pattern

Identifier

LM241

Citation

The Lady's Magazine (1770-1832), “New Pattern for Working a Pocket,” The Lady's Magazine (1770-1819): Patterns of Perfection, accessed December 8, 2022, https://ladysmagazine.omeka.net/items/show/179.