Looking for skirt, elasticated waist, pockets but not button through

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Jackie123, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Jackie123

    Jackie123 Registered User

    Jun 10, 2012
    68
    This is stressing me out.....to the point that husband was feeling panicked....

    My Mum has a favourite skirt which has pockets and is button through. My Dad and Brother who live with her hate it.

    The carers say Mum needs a couple of warmer skirts.

    The only 27" skirt with some elastication and pockets that I can find is in Damart brochure is button through.

    Can anyone suggest any where else to try - it needs to be warm, have pockets, size 12, 27" and stand up to a lot of abuse in terms of hot washes and tumble dry.

    And it must not be button through.

    Fingers crossed...

    Husband has kindly made me a cup of tea...

    The request might sound laughable, but there us a lot of grief at the impossibility of keeping three people happy (and stopping Father and Brother being (at times) so sarcastic and mean with what Mum for what she is wearing)...

    Thanks

    Jackie
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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  3. Jackie123

    Jackie123 Registered User

    Jun 10, 2012
    68
    Thanks for trying- it fails because it grey and the current skirt is grey.....

    Dennis (hubby) just rang them and since they have the Damart brouchure they can pick something and I will order.

    If they don't pick then I wont order.

    The easiest answer might be to buy something and put pockets on.......

    In fact that probably is the best answer as the carers will want something that is pull on.

    Thanks

    Jackie
     
  4. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
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    #4 Pickles53, Oct 16, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015
    A local seamstress might be able to make you some skirts. There are a lot of free patterns on the internet if you search 'skirt sewing patterns' or something similar.

    Might take a bit longer but you could get several some at the same time and they could be customised exactly as you want them.
     
  5. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
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    northamptonshire
    even if skirt is button through as long as it has elastic waist you could sew the front so do not need to undue buttons . I used to be a dressmaking so easy for me my MIL has oppersite problem will only wear trousers and cardigens must have pockets .that's my job for xmas present sourch them
     
  6. Dazmum

    Dazmum Registered User

    You could try Edinburgh Wool Mill too, I get my mum's skirts from them and they can tumble dry. Mine doesn't wear skirts in winter but they do seem to have lots that are elasticated and they are inexpensive. Not sure about the pockets though!
     
  7. nita

    nita Registered User

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  8. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
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    I really think this is the best option. The fabric can be really preshrunk before the skirt is made up and an elasticated skirt is one of the most straightforward skirts to make.
     
  9. Jackie123

    Jackie123 Registered User

    Jun 10, 2012
    68
    Thanks for all the ideas, much appreciated....

    What I am planning to do is cut out the most suitable skirt descriptions from the damart brochure and then give Mum and Dad the choice of these, and what they pick is then with them and I won't feel responsible if my brother chooses to make negative comments about what is brought.

    We are down again at Christmas and so I could sew on pockets in a contrasting or matching fabric if Mum wants.

    http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/pocket-techniques/

    As you can guess it is a bit more than just getting a couple of skirts....but isn't it always!

    Ta

    Jackie
     
  10. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
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  11. theunknown

    theunknown Registered User

    Apr 17, 2015
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    I've used 'Designed to Care' (designedtocare.co.uk) in the past for my mum. They don't have a massive range, but the important thing is that the clothes are designed for easy access and are made of materials that can withstand industrial washing, and don't usually need ironing.
     
  12. Mrsbusy

    Mrsbusy Registered User

    Aug 15, 2015
    356
    Nicole Lewis co.uk and classic clothing both have a large range of 27'' skirts with and without the buttons, not sure about pockets.
     
  13. Jackie123

    Jackie123 Registered User

    Jun 10, 2012
    68
    Thanks for at the extra suggestions, will be following them up.

    Much appreciated

    Jackie
     

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