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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional
Carla E on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Lightweight wool fabric; invisible zipper; rayon lining; 2 commercial patterns

Carla E on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I used techniques learned in a class in Italy and was able to totally ignore instructions with the patterns. These instructions are often difficult and make the garments look "homemade".

Carla E on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a muslin complete with lining.

Carla E on craftsy.com

Gorgeous dress. The fabric is wonderful.

01/26/2013 Flag

Carla, I use invisible zippers all the time and find getting the lining to fir properly can be the bane of my existence. Please share if you an, what you learned in Italy. thanks. This dress is gorgeous.

01/28/2014 Flag

I'm excited that someone wants info from me. Give me a few days and I will see if I can document what I do. I've actually learned a few more tricks since Italy that make the zipper even better.

01/31/2014 Flag

Ok--I've documented in a PDF. However, I don't know how to get it to you. Tried to do as a project and can't figure it out. I'll play with more, or if you can somehow get me your email, I would love to send.

02/02/2014 Flag

I have entered by instructions in the pattern store as "invisible zipper and Lining". It's free. Hope you can find it and find it useful! Let me know.!!!!!

02/05/2014 Flag

The instructions were easy to find and look well written. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing. Again your work looks excellent.

02/07/2014 Flag

I accidently had an error in the original scan. Scanned 1 pages twice and left off the last page. I corrected and re-posted. Let me know how they work when you try!

02/07/2014 Flag

Hi Carla, this dress is beautiful! And thank you so much for your instructions about inserting the invisible zipper! I have printed it out and will give it a try very soon. Thanks again :)

03/05/2014 Flag

Please let me know how the zipper works!

03/07/2014 Flag