How to Hide the Zipper in a DartTwo couture solutions offer closure without a seam
Much of the time, a garment’s zipper opening is straightforward: The zipper is inserted into the center-back seam, or possibly along the side seam, or maybe at a center-front seam. It is a simple, predictable process.
Every now and then, however, it is a good idea, for reasons of design or engineering, to do something different. If a seam is unnecessary or unwanted, install a zipper in a dart instead.
Couture, at its best, combines form and function. My students have heard me say that a million times. The concept is at the heart of fine sewing. The two techniques I’m going to show you do just that. They do what they have to do from a technical standpoint—offer a…
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