There are lots of fun zippers out there these days and a student of mine recently inquired about installing one in a fitted skirt.
In this skirt, the zipper starts part-way down a curved seam in the front of the skirt. The zipper is meant to be visible, so the seam has to transition from being closed to revealing the zipper placket.
The stiff silk satin I chose for the example is a bit challenging, but I figured if I could get a decent result with that, then an installation with a more forgiving fabric and a matching zipper would work just fine.
Here’s the partially sewn seam, along with a decorative zipper I found in my stash.
I basted a line to indicate the top of the opening, and I basted the eventual stitching lines of the zipper as well.
I pinned a piece of silk organza to…
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