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Invisible zipper on pieced dress

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Finished invisible zipper

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Mastering Zipper Techniques taught by Sunni Standing

Inserting zippers can be intimidating. Learn tips and tricks from Sunni Standing and Bernina to keep zippers from driving you zany.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? 22" invisible zipper set into a pieced dress made of a loosely woven acrylic blend underlined with crepe.

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What are you most proud of? The first time I set the second half of the zipper I wasn't paying attention and, while the zipper was set nicely, I found I had turned my dress into a torus! I'm proud that this didn't frustrate me to the point of carelessness, and I was able to fairly quickly rip out the bad half and reset it with good results.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Invest in an invisible zipper foot. It really makes life easier.

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Looks great.

05/07/2013 Flag

Lovely! Thanks for the tips!

05/10/2013 Flag

Really nice dress. Love the colour. The zipper is perfect!

08/21/2013 Flag

Looks very professional.

11/10/2013 Flag

I'm loving this!! Great work!! I totally love your fabric too

11/11/2013 Flag