Hexagon Pocket Skirt for Straight Lines and Angles

It’s my turn on the Straight Lines and Angles tour!  Jess from If Only They Would Nap had the great idea to have a bunch of bloggers sew up some geometrically-inspired projects.  I’ve had this idea to make leather hexagon coasters with neon stitching since before Christmas, but it never got done, so I figured this would be a good kick in the pants to finally make them!

But they sucked.  So instead I made this simple hexagon pocket skirt!  I really love this one, so I’m kinda glad the coasters sucked.  I mean, they’re fine for using in my house and all, but the stitching is all wonked.  I might show them to you on instagram if you’re good.


The skirt is just a simple swing skirt in a beautiful chambray.  I actually made this skirt for myself for Project Sewn, but it was a reject, so I finally got around to slicing off the adult waistband and some of the width and reconstructing it for my daughter.  DSC_0003

The pockets are made with some of my long-hoarded Washi fabric from Rashida Coleman-Hale.  I love this one so much.  I think the bright colors and fun print make a big impact without using too much of it.  I also added a couple lines of decorative stitching at the hem to give it a little more character.DSC_0007

For the pocket, I simply drafted a hexagon in the size I wanted, cut out one in the washi fabric and one in lining fabric, sewed them right sides together leaving a hole for turning, turned them right side out, then sewed around the edges to close the hole and add a little decorative top stitching.  I sewed the bottom three lines of the hexagon to the skirt and attached the top part with a button.  A hexagon button, no less!  I rarely have exactly the right notion in my stash, so this was a happy dance-inducing situation.  DSC_0018

My girl loves the swingyness and twirliness of this simple skirt, and I love that it pretty much matches all her tops.  I’m pretty sure this will be her spring and summer uniform.DSC_0008

Make sure you check out all the Straight Lines and Angles contributors, there have been some really beautiful projects already.  Here’s a full list of participating bloggers:

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And you can enter the rafflecoptor giveaway below for your chance to win $30 to spend at Imagine Gnats, a pattern from See Kate Sew, a pattern from Very Shannon, and a pattern from Sew like my Mom.  You can read more about the giveaway here. Good luck!

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  1. Sarah Helene says

    CLEVER idea to add hexagon pockets on the lower left & right sides of your girl’s swing skirt. Bold patterned geometric shapes in vivid colors adds PIZZAZZ to the plain grey skirt. Any color top creates a FUN outfit, casual yet unique! Lots of love sewn by MOM, for certain. And you re-purposed a skirt you had sewn for yourself. BRAVO for your project for this series: Straight Lines and Angles. Sarah Helene, Minneapolis

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