HLT of Before the Door asked if there was a trick to sewing gores and godets. So I decided to do a little tutorial on how I sew them.
Step 1 -
The middle of large circle on the godet pattern is exactly 5/8 inch away from the edge of the pattern. It is important to sew the exact distance on either side of the godet.
Step 2 -
I cut triangles to indicate the replacement of the large circles on the godet.
Step 3 -
Here you see the indicators for joining the gore to the godet.
Step 4 -
Next, stitch the seam of the gore to the large circle indicator. Back stitch a few stitches to secure it.
Step 5 -
After the seam is complete, pin the left side of the godet to the left side of the gore making sure to match the notches and large circles.
Step 6 -
Position the needle about a 1/4 inch below the seam already sewn. Back stitch to the seam above. Then continue to stitch the godet to the gore.
Step 7 -
Next, sew from the hem up to the large dot, stop and reinforce stitching before breaking.
Step 8 -
Press the seam away from the godet. Here is a view from the wrong side.
Step 9 -
Here is a view from the right side. That's it.