Pattern Review – Simplicity 3877 without godets

Here’s another finished garment made in last Saturday’s Sew Inn class. This easy and perfect summer dress – Simplicity 3877 – was made by Margaret in our Italian 100% cotton lawn ‘Etro Bluebells’ (sold out)

Margaret chose View D but didn’t want the fullness in the skirt created by eight godets! Instead, Georgia showed her how to eliminate them from the pattern which created a simpler a-line skirt and eliminated a lot of sewing fuss. The only other alteration made was to lengthen the bodice to accommodate Margaret’s longer torso.

I must say I prefer this style without the godets. What do you think? I’m pretty sure Margaret was also thrilled with the end result. How could I tell? In no time Margaret was slipping into it and wearing it out the door! Now any sewer knows that’s a very good sign.


Note: Here’s a handy tutorial if you like the added fullness created by godets.