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.
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.
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.
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:
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!