February 20, 2010

Godet skirt all Finished!

The fabric for this skirt was given to me and as soon as I held it in my hands I knew it would be a great skirt. It took a while to acquire the 9-10 YARDS of ribbon, and in fact I even made 11 yards of black biased tape before Christmas, which I promptly forgot I made in the hustle and bustle of Christmas. I found that the same day I broke down and bought the ribbon.

This skirt was actually fun to make. There are only four shapes to cut out so I stacked the fabric with the pattern onionskin and used the rotary cutter to cut everything except the curves. It was remarkably easy considering this project had me rather concerned at to it's difficultly level.

For anyone wanting to make it this is Simplicity Pattern 4188 I made skirt D, but the pattern called for a zipper and to sit 1" below the waist.  I added a casing made from 3" of fabric and no roll 1" elastic, which got me out of using interfacing on the yoke.  I think it still sits 1" below my waist.

For the hem I used an overcastting stitch and then folded it inside one. I was worried because this is a circle skirt but the hem looks great and doesn't mess up the way the godets ripple and didn't weigh down skirt as I had feared would happen when using a bottom weight fabric.

As I still have that biased tape as well as a slew of pink fabric I might very well make another of these. I just love the "dressed up" feel a Godet skirt gives.

1 comment:

Heather Landry said...

Such a pretty skirt! I love the fabric you used!!