I just finished skirt 113 from last January’s issue. It’s a slim fitting pencil skirt with a yoke and a back godet instead of a vent. The problem is the godet -rather than draping nicely it just kind of pokes out at an angle and flops over to one side. It looks just too funky. You can see a similar but less extreme example: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/012011-pencil-skirt-with-back-godet
I used lightweight tropical wool in a glen plaid, which is fairly soft and not stiff at all. The godet pattern piece is a perfect quarter circle, so the side seams are on the bias. Because the godet replaces a regular vent in this version, it attaches to the straight grain CB seam where the vent would otherwise be. I’m thinking there is a design flaw here, but I’m not sure how to correct it and would love some advice from those of you with design experience and fabric “behavior” knowledge. I have a little extra fabric to work with…
My goal is to make a softer godet. To achieve this, do you think I should:
1) Recut the godet to a smaller angle (less than quarter circle);
2) Make a new godet that is not a quarter circle, but a trapezoid ( narrower at top and wider at hem) and also attach to the skirt by creating a horizontal seam at the top of the godet;
3) Change the CB attachment seams so that they are angled rather than straight ( a scary option);
4) make the godet longer;
or 5) some other alternative?
Thanks for your knowledge and advice!
I don’t think I would because the extra stability you would achieve in …
ooooh, good idea. thanks. and katexxxx your posts are everywhere and amazing. you help …
Thanks Dissylu!! should i iron some interfacing on the back of the crepe just to give i…
Mine is printing at 3-1/2". My print preview is fine, it’s the actual printout where i…
I think you’d be fine sewing directly on the fabric. You could use a tiny zig za…
RSVP for The Sewing Party and take a peek at exciting classes you won't find anywhere else.
Exotic prints and silhouettes combine for this alluring collection
Fashion & Trends
While Sewing Their Own Halloween Costume (in GIFs!)
Member Project of the Week
Rwest1014's created this gorgeous skirt to wear Halloween after Halloween.
Comment To Win
Get your copy of BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Wardrobe Essentials today!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.