The pockets came before the shirt, but got attached after the shirt was already constructed. Confusing? Yes.
I made these blue pockets when I was photographing the method for making them for Muna and Broad Patreons. Leila had digitised my pocket pattern which I used to add a cargo pocket to my TDCO Glebe Pants.
Then the Lobethal Shirt happened and I had enough fabric leftover after mocking up the pockets to make a whole cobalt blue shirt with pockets.
I knew I didn’t have long to wait and think about the pockets because the shirt would fade and change with washing and wearing, so while the iron was hot I added these two massive gusseted breast pockets to the front.
If you already hated the Lobethal, then I don’t think that my addition of pockets is going to save it for you- it will likely make it worse. I find that it cracks me up by playing with proportions- massive shirt, massive pockets. It’s probably why I’ve also added some massive earrings for these photos.
The inspo behind the whole shirt with its massive pockets? This blue RM Williams shirt which gives me strong nostalgic childhood memories.