I purchased a jean jumpsuit for a 1970’s party. I had to make some alterations due to my present odd shape (giggle – girth in one area and some lack of girth in another). I was instructed on the label to wash before wearing, I did as instructed. The zipper must have been dry rotted. It broke.
I was going to take it to the cleaners for repair, but decided “I can do this myself” why pay them? (giggle). I took out the old zipper and on the hunt I went. Could NOT find a 24 inch metal zipper that was not a separating zipper. I didn’t want to pay extra to go online (shipping would be as much as the zipper).
I went to JoAnn Fabrics only so far.
Well, I went on and purchased a 22 inch zipper and the two inches are lacking at the top. I could leave open, it’s not much. And I am so scared to machine sew in the zipper because of the stretch denim, I am hand sewing it in. (Ugh!). Any suggestions for the top opening? It’s not really that much and I wouldn’t have it zipped totally to the neck, what would be decorative for the two inch gap?
Oh, I didn’t get to wear the jumpsuit, the party was last Saturday and I just got the 22 inch zipper Monday. I just settled on it and decided to make do.
Edited 4/21/2009 10:08 pm ET by rodezzy2
Edited 4/21/2009 10:10 pm ET by rodezzy2
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