Catrijn vanden Westhende <catrijn@...
>functionally, sort of like a pocket, but not attached to the dress.
>method later goes through a phase where there are a specially made pair
>pockets that hang from a waistband, but still not attached to the dress
>you'd probably have just one pair that you wore with everything.
Saccoccia/pockets are the waistband ones. I wear them mundanely because I wear skirts all the time (and having only one pair is great -- ever accidentally run something through the laundry or forget it at home because it's in yesterday's garment?). They don't attach to the dress until some time after the American Civil War.