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Date: 3/2/13 10:43 AM

Argh! Made a dumb, dumb, dumb cutting error and ended up having to piece a couple of godets. So I will have an 8 panel skirt with godets, 2 godets have had to be pieced. The question is where to place the pieced godets? Both in the back? One in front and one in the back? They will not be particularly noticeable as the skirt is very full.

Skirt Just scroll down a bit.
-- Edited on 3/2/13 10:47 AM --
-- Edited on 3/2/13 10:48 AM --

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In reply to tourist <<


Date: 3/2/13 2:05 PM

I would be inclined to put the pieced godets on each side -- yet another alternative.

So is this another gown? What colour this time?


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Date: 3/2/13 2:47 PM

Hi Sheila - this is just a practice skirt from some really lovely deep slate grey lycra I got in LA. I have two more pieces to make tops - lovely pink and teal. We are attempting to upgrade our practice look for when we hit the bigger studios for lessons. Our workout clothes are fine in the old hall we rent by ourselves, but we are feeling it is time to kick it up a notch.

I messed around with the pattern for ages to get it to fit the mere 3 yds. I bought. Good thing I am short. At some point I decided I could make it easily without flipping the pattern pieces for the gores every other one and since I didn't make 4 pattern pieces (sigh! So dumb...) by the time I got to the end I barely squeaked out the gores and 3 sets of godets. Anyway, it will be very full around the bottom and the two little seams will be lost in the folds, so you and I and the other 300,000 PR members will be the only ones who know about it!

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Subject: Help with a design feature Date: 3/2/13 2:54 PM

The sides will be less noticeable unless you stand sideways a lot.

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Subject: Help with a design feature Date: 3/2/13 3:46 PM

I also would choose the sides.

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Subject: Help with a design feature Date: 3/2/13 5:02 PM

Another vote for the sides!

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Date: 3/2/13 5:33 PM

Sides it is, then. I could also add a center seam to all the other godets, but that seems like work...

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In reply to tourist <<


Date: 3/2/13 5:43 PM

More work than you need to do -- as you say, it will barely be noticeable and if it is, it's a design feature that didn't cause a lot of additional work.

I take it you are documenting this on your blog -- haven't checked in for awhile -- guess I have to go take a look.

And I do get the "official" practice gear -- it gets to the point when an athlete (skaters, dancers, gymnasts, etc.) needs to present a competition image not just a performance image.

Good luck with your skirt.




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Date: 3/2/13 5:58 PM

The blog has been sadly neglected lately. I need to get moving on that but really wanting to sew!

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