Thursday, November 10, 2011

There's No Pocket For My Wocket

According to Dr. Seuss (from the book There's a Wocket in My Pocket! ), a wocket is a small creature that lived in a little boy's room. It's such a cute kids book lol. I can't help but think of it because of all the critters I encounter living here.

Every now and then I realize some small thing missing from my Indian life that I had grown accustomed to in my American life. most recently that is the pocket. many times I had wished for a pocket and looked for something to put on with a pocket so I don't have to carry my purse and realized I don't have many garments with pockets.

Lately I've been searching harder because I get really tired of carrying a purse and sometimes I just want to be free of it. That's when I noticed that hardly any of the womens clothes in the stores have pockets! In the US pockets are everywhere. We have them on polo shirts, sweaters, hoodies, jackets and built into the majority of our pants. I even have yoga pants with pockets on them and you can buy pockets that strap on your arm to stick your iPod or phone in while you work out. We love our pockets I guess. It's just not like that in India.

In searching one store I only found jeans and winter coats with pockets and not a single womens shirt in the store had a pocket on it. Browsing through a second store I managed to find three shirts with pockets. (Mind you, I'm not counting pajamas.) One was gold and teal and was definitely an auntie style pattern. Another was not available in my size. The third was sleeveless. Not sure what I'm going to do with a sleeveless shirt this time of year so I just skipped it. (Yet another point, the sleeveless shirts flooded the shelves in October of all months. ??? I don't get it.)

I did manage to find a sweatshirt with a pocket though. I could ask for some salwar kameez to be made with pockets but I'm not sure it would actually happen. I've almost given up on wearing those because the tailor just can't seem to get them right and I hate stepping on my pants. I'm not that tall, but she always makes the legs so long. That's another story though.

Lesson to be learned - If you're moving to India bring your pockets with you! Or I guess you could get one of those fanny packs from the 80's....I kinda miss those too lol. I rock old school like that sometimes.

12 comments:

  1. Well I would but...you see, it's like this....ummm, I'm lazy lol. Not really, just so busy that when I do have free time I refuse to move from the bed hahaha. I may also be a little worried that it would mean I don't have as much of a reason to take really long shopping trips. ;)

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  2. Well, why don't you sew pockets on your clothes, or insdie them ?

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  3. I've seen a few hoodies here but they all seems so short. Often they are too small in the arms too. I am always on the lookout too.

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  4. Fabindia has some of their ladies kurti coming with a pocket hidden in the seam, but that isn't the norm, I have two such kurti, I think it is funny. I actually hate putting stuff in my pockets, I feel bulky, I much prefer carrying a purse everywhere :)
    You can find hoodie jackets with pockets around here too though.

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  5. Lol!! I hadn't seen that one. That dance she was doing would sure scare off the men - not win them over hahahaha.

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  6. Omg i'm so jealous,i cant sew or knit, i'd love to be able to. i'm good at painting,wallpapering, that kinda stuff. heres probably my fave Goodness Gracious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFKjFTKk2wketch, Dance Like The Vind!

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  7. I've been through 3 tailors already! The best one still made my pants too long. Now Chachi has taken on the tasks of making my kurta's for me and I just go buy pants. In the long run I find it's just better to purchase ready made. I don't wear too many kurtas anyway. And cost wise it's no more expensive either. I may just get brave and start sewing my own lol. I know how to sew, just never used a manual machine before.

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  8. Bhabi Ji change your tailor! i changed mine a couple of years ago,i felt a bit guilty at first but she was making me the same kinda suits as my gran! i go to a lovely guy in my bhuas village now,hes super modern and will put pockets if i ask, but i usually just take a pocket in an everyday casual suit,not for party wear

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  9. Hmmm....I don't have to iron my own clothes so I think I may just check them out. I get pockets and I can ditch the purse and be hands free for shopping. :D

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  10. I wish I could get our tailor to add pockets. I've about given up on her (and several others though) because they can't make my clothes right ever. I wind up with pants that are a mile too long and with legs too tight and shirt sleeves that squeeze my arms because they are too small. Buying is so much easier than a month long ordeal with the tailors for one suit.

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  11. Fabindia has salwars with a pocket. I can't stand it because it is a big lump to iron. :(

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  12. Of course a salwar kameez can be made with pockets. My mom does it all the time! 

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