I enjoyed the article on ways to improve my sewing and found at least a few reminders of things I should be doing better. However, there is an internal inconsistency that has bothered me for a while: “Eliminate internal bulk” is followed by “Buy longer zippers.” I find that a neckline zipper that extends into the neckline facing always causes me problems. When I clip the corner off after stitching, it is very difficult to trim the zipper back exactly to the stitching line without leaving a couple of teeth inside the facing, and the facing never lies smooth when turned. If I clip too closely, the corner does fray. What is your recommendation for solving this?
Thanks for all suggestions.