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Clothes are made up of pieces and all of those pieces have names.  One of those pieces is a triangle, and one of those names is “godet.”  This refers, specifically, to a triangle of fabric inserted between two other pieces to provide flare.   That big triangle smack in the middle of the skirt.  That right there is a godet, providing the flare necessary for locomotion in this 1930s bias-cut dress.  At some point, I promise, I will deliver my sermon on the bias and why it is the Best Thing…

Why Construction Matters; or, Not Looking Like a Piece of Your Skirt Was Shot Out of Your Own Ass

Clothes are made up of pieces and all of those pieces have names. One of those pieces is a triangle, and one of those names is “godet.” This refers, specifically, to a triangle of fabric inserted between two other pieces to provide flare. That big triangle smack in the middle of the skirt. That right there is a godet, providing the flare necessary for locomotion in this 1930s bias-cut dress. At some point, I promise, I will deliver my sermon on the bias and why it is the Best Thing…

Silky top & cropped sweater; layered black fashion details // Ter et Bantine Fall 2014

Ter et Bantine at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014

Silky top & cropped sweater; layered black fashion details // Ter et Bantine Fall 2014

Evening gown, Vionnet, 1929. Black and silver silk chiffon. Les Arts Décoratifs via Europeana Collections

Evening gown, Vionnet, 1929. Black and silver silk chiffon. Les Arts Décoratifs via Europeana Collections

3 Looks: my #PFW picks from #Paul&Joe. The collection had the relaxed elegance of "A Summer in Paris," featuring easy silhouettes and fresh floral prints.

3 Looks: my #PFW picks from #Paul&Joe. The collection had the relaxed elegance of "A Summer in Paris," featuring easy silhouettes and fresh floral prints.

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