In this post I wanted to show how I set in an in-seam godet in my Burdastyle Godet Skirt. To see the links to the other godet skirt construction posts, scroll down to the end of the post.
Once set-in, the godet piece will look like on the image below.
|in-seam godet finishing|
- The godet piece is inserted before the skirt pieces are sewn together.
- The godet is hemmed and the layers basted together as shown in the previous post and the image below:
- The tip of the godet and seamlines must be marked, as well as the match points on both skirt pieces where godet is inserted.
Baste one vertical edge of the godet to the matching skirt piece. Stitch the godet and the skirt layers together starting at the hem. Reduce the stitch length closer to the tip.
Repeat the same for the other side.
Trim the tip of the godet. Using a zipper foot (to avoid the bulk at the godet tip) stitch the skirt pieces together starting at exactly the match point at the tip and using short stitches.
I graded my seam allowances at this point.
Clip skirt seam allowances at the match point as close to the match point as possible. This will ensure that the seam allowances will not bulge and will lie flat.
Finish the edges. My personal preference is to catchstitch seam allowances to the underlining. I must say it would have probably be enough to use one row of catch stitches encasing seam allowances of both, the skirt and the godet pieces. As you see below, I got carried away here - always happens to me when I catch stitch.
I wish I had more pictures to show the work in progress - I realized it once I was typing this step-by-step. I will keep it in mind for the upcoming projects.