*updated February 2017 - price upgrades no longer required ;)

I’ve decided it’s time for us to have a frank discussion about one of the great sources of tension between clothing makers and clothing buyers. Pockets.

Scooter Dress4

Scooter Dress with side seam pockets

I’m the first to admit that pockets are helpful. Not just as a place to keep hankies and *gasp* keys, but also to give something to do with our hands. I’ve always kept pockets to a minimum for selfish reasons, to keep the lines cleaner, my life easier, and to stop y’all from using them. Ever notice how pockets are the first thing to wear out? Knit fabrics are less up to the challenge than most.

We’ve been doing this dance for nearly 8 years, and I’ve slowly broken down, and amended pocket design until it is something I can live with. Besides, I’m not trying to sell you any handbags here ;)

In seam

Side Seam Pocket

We are making two kinds of pockets for skirts and dresses. For fuller skirts we are using a side seam pocket that is supported in the waist seam. For A-line skirts we use a top-stitched jeans style pocket.

jeans pocket

Jeans Pocket

Here is a breakdown of our pocket policy.


  1. Most full and flowy skirts can be made with side seam pockets added. They're included by request only, not standard.
  2. Jean style pockets are standard on the Jane skirt. If you don't want them, please mention it in the checkout :)
  3. Of the fitted skirts, a jean style pocket can be added to the Column Skirt. As most of our pencil type skirts are ruched across the hip or lack side seams, they are not great candidates for the addition of pockets. If, however, you need an interior pocket for your coat check ticket/cash or insulin pump, we can attach one to the inside waist seam. Just let us know your desired dimensions in the checkout.


  1. Jean pockets are added to the Serious pant and Crop Pant upon request.
  2. We are not prepared to add pockets to the Leggings.
  3. Pockets are standard on the Play Pant. If you don't want them, please mention it in the checkout :)


  1. Side seam pockets can be added to any dress with a full and flowy skirt, by request, not standard. If the dress is a reversible style, let us know which side you'll where in front the most. Alternatively, we can make the pockets reversible as well, but they'll be less stable.
  2. Jeans pockets can be added to most a-line dresses.
  3. Wiggle and Pencil dresses, sorry, still no.
  4. Maxi dresses. I’m going to be a bit of a stickler here, and say no to pockets in most cases. A jeans pocket can be done on any maxi with a waist seam, but anything else would give me an eye twitch.

Notes about Hoodies:

curved pocket

Curved Pocket Opening

  • Our hoodies come with pockets if they are long enough to accommodate them, shortening up the length of your hoodie will shorten the depth of your pocket.

slash pocket

Slash Pocket Opening

  • There are two versions of the pocket opening for our hoodie pockets, a curved opening for easy hand access, or a slash opening for phone-not-falling-out reasons. If you prefer one over the other, let us know in the order notes :)

xoxo emily


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