I wish I could get some good advice on getting a nice installation on a separating zipper. I took an online zipper class but the teacher never went into the details of a separating zipper. If you look at RTW, the zippers look so nice, but I’ve yet to find any advice in my books or videos on how to get those results. The two things I find most difficult are:
1. Topstitching the zipper so you get a lovely 1/4 inch on top and on the underside the stitches just catch the edge of the facing beautifully. (So far the only answer I’ve found for that is my own which is to scooch over some fabric on the front, center it over the zipper teeth and baste painstakingly so I get a good catch on the other side.
2.Where the zipper joins up next to the collar of the jacket, I think it is hard to push it in under the fabric to get a nice topstitch without the teeth peeking out into the air. It’s like there is not enough fabric up in that little corner to spare to scooch over to cover the teeth.
It seems there must be some good tricks. I wish I could sneek into a factory and learn some of them!
I’m sure I’ve asked about this on other boards, but I know the threads sewers are more serious about getting it right. Any wisdom would be appreciated.
Blue skies and straight seams,