I’m sewing a prom dress – strapless, empire waist, a-line skirt. The bodice
is lace with a lining of satin. The skirt is also satin with an overskirt
of chiffon. Since I’m making this up (basic pattern, but no overskirt) I
haven’t figured out how to keep the chiffon overskirt unattached to the
satin at the zipper. Any suggestions? Tha
I would just finish the edge of the chiffon where the zipper would go. Like you would for a inning in a skirt, and then attach it with the satin to the bodice. When you do the hem leave it longer than the satin, baste it up to the length you want and then stitch the hem with a narrow hem, cut off the excess material, and you are finished, or you can roll it again. This is an easy way to hem the chiffon. If you cut very carefully you really don't need to roll it again.
*I used invisible zippers on bridesmaid dresses. I sewed the chiffon and satin together into the zipper, and then at the bottom of the zipper, I separated the 2 materials, edged the chiffon and sewed the satin. It looks great, and the zipper is the only place the 2 actually were together.
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