Godet (sewing)

A skirt with godets on the seams.

A godet (/ɡˈd/ or /ɡˈdɛt/)[1] is an extra piece of fabric in the shape of a circular sector which is set into a garment, usually a dress or skirt.[2] The addition of a godet causes the article of clothing in question to flare, thus adding width and volume.[3] Adding a godet to a piece of clothing also gives the wearer a wider range of motion.[4]

See also


  1. "godet". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. Wolff, Colette (1996). The art of manipulating fabric. KP Craft. ISBN 978-0-8019-8496-9.
  3. Silverman, Julia E. (1942). Power Machine Sewing. R.R. Smith.
  4. Pepin, Harriet (1997). "1942-Modern Pattern Design". VintageSewing.info. Retrieved 2009-08-13.

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