Paper and digital home sewing patterns for mature figures.

The Gorgeous Godet Top View A on a smaller-sized Black model has a neckband and armbands with godets the same color as the body of the top.. View B on a larger-sized white model has a cowl neck and long sleeves with contrasting godets. Both tops drape past the hips to the upper thighs on the sides.
Gorgeous Godet Top
Gorgeous Godet Top
Gorgeous Godet Top
Gorgeous Godet Top
Gorgeous Godet Top
Gorgeous Godet Top
Gorgeous Godet Top
Gorgeous Godet Top

Gorgeous Godet Top

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Twirl through life in this striking knit top. Slight gathering at the side seams provide shaping for the bust. Godets at the hem bring drape and drama.

Create a sleeveless layering piece with a classic banded neckline, or make a statement with an elegant cowl and long sleeves.

The Gorgeous Godet Top works best with lightweight knits with four-way stretch.  Wider fabric is recommended, as this top has some large pieces. See the chart at left for fabric requirements.

  • For contrasting godets, you will need about 1 yard/meter for all sizes.
  • “With nap” layouts are provided for directional prints or luxe fabrics, such as stretch velvet.
  • This pattern is not suitable for striped fabrics for the bodice - but try a contrasting godet in horizontal or vertical stripes to add dimension.

You will also need:

  • Matching thread
  • About 7 inches (18 cm) of narrow elastic, twill tape or other material to stabilize the shoulders.
  • For View B: about 1 yard or meter of fusible stabilizer or stay tape for the cowl neckline.

The pattern comes in copy-shop and print-at-home formats with layered sizes - just choose and print the sizes you need. Directions come in standard and large-print formats so you can easily read and see every expertly illustrated step.

Visit Style Falcon on You Tube for a video demonstration of the Gorgeous Godet Top and for video tutorials on how to sew both versions.

Join the Gorgeous Godet Top Sew-along Facebook Group to connect with other sewers.

This pattern comes in paper and digital formats.

Paper patterns may be shipped only to United States addresses. See the shipping options at checkout. The paper pattern includes all sizes on two sheets of large-format paper. The package also includes an instruction booklet measuring 8.5 by 5.5 inches. If you would like a digital large-format instruction booklet, email hello@stylefalcon.net and one will be sent to you for free.

Digital patterns are available globally. No paper pattern will be mailed to you. You can download your pattern through an email link sent immediately after purchase, and anytime through your Style Falcon account. Digital patterns include copy-shop and print-at-home options with layered sizes - just choose and print the sizes you need. Directions come in standard and large-print formats so you can easily read and see every expertly illustrated step. If you need help with downloading, storing and printing your digital pattern, see the Style Falcon YouTube channel for video tutorials.