Added Oct 20, 2013
Edmonton , Canada
I made this skirt using Simplicity 8664 View B. The pattern has been OOP for a long time. I snag it from my mother’s stash. It’s a simple skirt, but I added a little twist to bring it up to trend, an exposed zipper. I know several sewing ancestors who would shudder to think of an exposed zipper, the audacity! I am loving this new trend, as I think it adds a bit of edge to a “boring” skirt, and makes it look less homemade. The pattern calls for a 7" regular zipper, but this 6" metal zipper was already lying around. It’s a bit snug when I wiggle it past my hips to get the skirt on, but fits totally fine once on. I am on the more pear-shaped side anyway, so shortening the zip probably wasn’t the smartest choice, c’est la vie. Another alteration was to do a machine blind hem, which is, truly blind! Yay! My first blind hem. (Also my first zipper installation, but not nearly so pretty on the inside)
Remnants from another project.
6" metal teeth zipper
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