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I’m doing a semi circle skirt with the zip on one side instead of in the back. I did not have enough fabric width to cut the whole shirt such that it will only have one seam; thus, the zip would end up to be on the side.
Everything worked out fine, except for how bad the zip bunches up and makes the side looked all wonky. Any advice on what I can do with it? The skirt is wearable all right, but I don’t want a wonky look on the skirt if I decide to wear it with a tucked in blouse instead.


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    Mar 12, 2012, 08.53 AMby maha1965

    You have to resew the side seam again and try to baste the zip right .Try to make the side seam straight line. Baste the zip first from top to bottom then close the side seam ,any accesses fabric will be at the hem line then it will be more easy to adjust ,good luck

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    Mar 12, 2012, 07.41 PMby sewingfan1

    Plus, in addition to maha’s post, is the fabric very thin/fluid? Maybe you need to put some sort of stabilizer on the seam allowance where the zip is going?

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    Mar 12, 2012, 11.17 PMby 1989ud

    Try using the double stick tape sold in fabric stores. It is narrow, maybe 1/8". I have used to several times on fabrics that tend to slip and slide when sewing in a zipper. Plus is is washable and will dissolve. Good luck.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 03.05 AMby NeederMoo

    Like sewingfan1 says, you probably need to put stabilizer next to both sides of the zipper. I’d try medium weight interfacing. My sis always says that’ll do the trick with bunchy zippers. :)

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