Written by JulieW
(11/5/2003 7:52 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR - thanks, Julie!, penned by LaurieC
This was not a pocket sewn onto a garment like a jacket as we aahve today.18th century, and very early 19th cnetury "pockets" were long pockets of linen with a slit in the top surface for access for the hands.You carried essential items around with you, by lacing them in the pocket.They were attatched around the waist by tabs, usualy made of the same matrial or ribbon
They were worn over ones chemise, and in the 18th cneutry under ones quilted pettticoat,open robe and apron,but were accessible through sidesplits in the garments.
Do you remember Lucy Locket "who lost her pocket"?( an old nursery rhyme)" Well it was one of these that she so unfortunately lost.
Here is a link to a site showing a reproductin "pocket" kit.
|Reproduction 18th century "pocket"|
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