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Zip Through the Waistband

Threads magazine - 191 - June/July 2017 Issue
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This article by Martyn Smith from Threads #191 (June/July 2017) describes a technique for installing a zipper at the back of a skirt. Martyn writes: I used to alter ladies’ designer suits and, from examining some nice examples by Valentino and Dior, learned a great way to create a smooth zippered closure for the backs of skirts and trousers. Rather than zipping up to the waistband and closing the waist with a button or hook, this method continues the zipper through the waistband, stopping at the top. There’s no need to find a flat button or to stitch a buttonhole through many fabric layers, or add a hook and bar. This streamlined closure is slightly different from typical zipper installation. It finishes the waistband ends at the same time that the lining is attached at the waistline, saving you a few steps. I encourage you to give this technique a try in your next skirt or trouser project.

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