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Date: 5/3/12 1:41 AM

Hi there, this will be my first post here!!

I've been looking online everywhere for tutorials on how to sew godets into slits. While I understand the basic concept of godets and even have a mock up skirt here to practice godets on, I'm having a really hard time on how to sew the point on the godet onto the skirt effectively , so that there is no strange bunching or even holes left behind...

Is there an easy explanation or a tutorial that can teach me, in detail, how to sew godets into a slit in a skirt that I've cut myself? All I can find are tutorials for panels.

I'm aiming for a short skirt with godets built in, to add a natural flare to it.

I'm not really aware of the different methods of inserting a godet, but I'm just cutting out triangles and putting them into slits. The triangles are 11 inches long, and the slit is 9 inches long. the width of the godet was 6 inches, and I think I need to add seam allowance.
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Date: 5/3/12 10:27 AM

Welcome!

Check out the tips on PR - there's one here and another here. Both were featured in the PR book, so they must be solid.

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Date: 5/3/12 11:10 AM

Test this first to see if it will help alleviate the puckers. Here, near the bottom of the screen, is a tutorial for inserting godets in a skirt without panels/seams.

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Date: 5/3/12 4:19 PM

If you are not adverse to doing a bit by hand and not have a very hard line and set goal of having to do every stitch in it by sewing machine, you might even decide to sew those in by sewing machine, except for the very tip of the top point that goes into into those seams or slits. I know I do sometimes. People that are all about machine stitching only, and machine stitching technique, would probably feel that is cheating somehow, but I don't at all actually.

Depending on a lot of factors, like your fabric, and your godet size and shape, and how good you are at folding that point back, and getting two lines of stitching into it just touching and not overlapping, and not having any bunching or pulling there, I actually do think it's actually often much more easy to do everything except for the point by sewing machine, then press, then turn to the front good side of the top of the fabric, and the turned under seam allowance there, and just more carefully, with much more hand control, just slip stitch by hand the inset at the very upper point of your godet into there, just because with the garment in your fingers, and not in the sewing machine, and with a hand sewing needle, you can ease and adjust fabric better and have more control.

Of course if you had tons of them to do, and not much time, that might be unacceptable, but just sort of depending on conditions of whatever it is, I really will do that sometimes, because I got the time to do it, and if that is what it takes to have something "set the best" it really is fine with me. You could always try that too, if you are having a hard time, all manipulating it under a machine needle right there.

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Date: 5/3/12 6:41 PM

This is the one I have bookmarked for when I attempt this again. I haven't tried it (have been putting godets into seams) but it looks like the best explanation I've seen.

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Date: 5/4/12 2:47 AM

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People that are all about machine stitching only, and machine stitching technique, would probably feel that is cheating somehow, but I don't at all actually.

I'm all about machine stitching, but I don't think of it in terms of cheating - any method that works for a home sewer to get a godet in is OK. But since I hate hand sewing, if a particular technique is possible using a machine, I would rather learn to master the technique with the machine than pick up a needle and thread any day
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Date: 5/4/12 3:50 AM

thanks everyone for the feedback! I personally really like the tutorial with the pictures and the hand sewing, sine I do better when there are step-to step instructions :') English is my second language, so sometimes descriptions in text don't make as much sense - especially when I'm a beginner with sewing, haha.

I usually make costumes, and am used to sewing things where the inside is just HORRID but the outside looks fine. I'm looking really forward to making this piece for myself so that I can wear it in public and stuff!

I have one question though ('ll probably have some more in the future) : What's teh difference between a gore and godet? I thought gores were completely different things and have onyl been looking up godets..
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Date: 5/4/12 10:15 AM

chiralism - I think a gore goes all the way to the top of a skirt - so up to the waistband, where a godet would only go part way. That is how I have them in my mind anyway. I use a 6 gore skirt pattern and insert godets of varying lengths. When I combine them and make a single pattern piece (like a giant Y shape) I call it a gore. Lots of photos on my blog if you are interested.

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