I am one of those people who think PANTS and rarely SKIRTS when it comes to getting ready for work. The Simplicity 2184 Godet Skirt turned out so nice that I may re-think what I wear to the office.
For my Simplicity 2184 Godet Skirt, I picked a cross between view C (maxi) and view D (shorter), because I like to wear my skirts long. The godets are what really “make” this skirt because they add some twirliness to the bottom. Godets are long triangles added to the front seams. In the pattern view below, you can see the godets in the yellow skirt in the top left corner.
I have accumulated many skirt patterns, but I like this pattern except for one thing…I prefer a waistband and it has elastic only. Elastic does make the project go a lot faster (see 2 HOUR printed on the pattern), but it doesn’t seam to drape and fit as pretty as one with a waistband. Next time I make this pattern, I will add a waistband…
The material is a turquoise cotton blend, actually left over from another project (the quilt project bag). I like floral fabric and was digging around in the sEaMcRaZy stash, and my eye fell on the turquoise. Why not? Well, I will be sure not to wear the skirt the same day I am carrying the quilt project bag!
The pattern is very easy and the non-godet views would be great for a new sewist. The non-godet views A & B are cut on the bias and as such, will have some swing.
You really can’t see the godets in the photos, but you can see the flare from them when I wear the skirt. After finishing the skirt, I had some material left over and made a belt/sash. I added some beads to the sash for weight and style. I like they way they pull the sash down, and give it some character when I walk. I simply used some jewelry-making beads that matched the fabric. I threaded the beads on the needle and back up through using some heavy thread.
I paired the skirt with an olive top and light olive light sweater. Adding the sash is a good pop of color on the green. I also have a turquoise top that I can wear with this skirt to give me another option. The fabric background is navy blue, so I could use a navy top also.
All in all, I think the skirt turned out well, and I plan to make the Godet Skirt in a maxi length, perhaps in a knit next time. And with a waistband.