Added Jun 6, 2007
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Seam zipper, Left Side Seam
Match left side seams and mark the end of the slit where the zipper will be inserted as depicted in the pattern with a notch. Open the zipper and press the zipper coil flat with your thumbnail so that the part of the seam between the band and the coil is visible.
Place the open zipper facing up onto the right side of the fabric at the back slit edge. The distance of the zipper band’s edge to the seam allowance edge should be 1/8” (5mm) (= seam allowances width minus 1 cm zipper band width). Pin the upper zipper end to the seam allowance edge. The bottom end of the zipper should overlap the marked slit ending.
Place the sewing foot of your sewing machine onto the zipper so that the zipper coil is in the dent next to the needle (a).
Stitch the zipper starting at the top until you get to the slit marking. Close the zipper. Place the second zipper band facing up onto the front slit edge and pin at the top (b).
Open the zipper again. Place the sewing foot onto the upper end of the zipper, so that the coil lies in the dent left of the needle. Stitch the zipper starting at the top until you reach the slit marking, then close the zipper.©
Below the zipper place the skirt pieces onto each other right sides facing. Pin the left side seam from bottom until you reach the slit marking, placing the loose bottom end of the zipper toward the seam allowance. Stitch seam (d), using the zipper foot, sew as close as possible next to or below the last stitches of the zipper seams. Fold apart and iron the seam allowances, sew to the lower skirt edge.