|One button on. One button under someone's dining table. |
Pocket flaps in their usual, unsightly position.
I liked them so much I bought four pair. The price was excellent and, I must admit, contributed to my enthusiasm. But right off, there was trouble. These nice cord jeans had non-functional back pockets.
Back pockets make a style statement. But Handy Andy, a.k.a. Practical Pat, wants to use the back pockets. It there's a flap in the way--not so good. If the flap is buttoned down, we're in for big trouble. That's probably why the buttons started popping off. A dining chair with an interesting back grabbed the first one. Later as I passed through a tight doorway, another button went for a spin. Finally, as a guest at Christmas dinner I sat down to the sound of a snap and a whir as another pocket button swirled across the floor. Everyone at the table wanted to help find it. I was muttering "just get lost."
|Off they come!|
But finally the most useful project of the Things I get to do today was to remove the rest of the flaps and buttons from that shipment of pants. What I really learned from this experience is that while the flaps may have annoyed me and made the pockets useless, the buttons were hazardous as they scraped chairs and snared strands yarn on the inside of my sweaters. Next time I'll settle in right away to remedy the situation--no waiting until damage is done. By then there will be new blog material for recycled pocket flaps.
|Flaps for sale|
|It took pliers and wire cutters to remove|
the rest of the sweater-snagger buttons!