I’m still working on learning more about this nurse’s dress, and have found that there is an exhibit of memorabilia from the Mission School of Nursing. I’ll be visiting that later in the week, and will be in touch with the nursing school alumni association. Hopefully I’ll be able to confirm that this dress is, or isn’t, from that school.
In the meantime, I set about cleaning it up, and gave it a good pressing. I was ironing the dress on the reverse when I noticed some stitching lines inside the skirt pocket.
On the outside the lines are not seen, which was why I had not noticed the stitching earlier.
But when I looked inside the pocket, I saw that there was a second pocket that is divided into channels by the stitching.
I mean, could there be a handier feature?
There is so much clothing designers can learn by studying work clothes that actually assist the worker. This would have been a great pocket to have in my teaching clothes, as I was constantly losing my pens, or sticking them in side pockets where they marked up the sides of my pants.
I’m curious. Nurses, do modern scrubs have such nifty pockets?