A Rivet -ing Fall Jumper
In my quest to try my hand at an exposed zipper this was my first. Using an embossed snakeskin pleather, it is dark chocolate brown. I Used a basic shift pattern that I had in muslin and instead of using the back seam I opened the front to put the zipper there. It was very easy to construct and thanks to Threads magazine I had step by step instructions for putting in the Zipper. I considered using a contrasting zipper but opted for a plain black. I lined it with a printed calico I had in my stash. When finished it was to plain so I went back and added the iron on metal decor and it looks like rivets. My daughter loves the fact it is easily worn in early fall as a dress or all through fall and winter she can add a blouse or turtleeneck under it. I did have a slight problem using the iron ons as the pleather wanted to melt. but carefully low iron pressing and a little extra glue solved my problems. i also had to be careful when pressing the seams so I did not menlt it.
Snakesin pleather jumper with an exposed zipper and side plackets
Close up of the top with the embellishments
close up of the plackets and exposed zipper