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Satin is Somewhat Evil

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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 Formal / Bridal, Cute, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Stretch Poly Satin from Joann's

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What are you most proud of? Just the fact that I sewed an intermediate level dress in satin is an accomplishment in itself. I'm not proud of the zipper, but I think it looks okay. I did the best I could. I used fusible tricot to stabilize the seam. If anyone has tips to share with me on how to get rid of the puckers on the zipper, I am open to suggestions.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time.

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Worried about the puckers? Take your dress to the cleaners for a professional pressing. Sometimes it only needs that special pressing to help get that look that you really want; besides, your seams look great and should lay flat.

08/04/2013 Flag

I think the zipper looks brilliant! Given than satin is so evil you're brave to attempt it :) The dress is really beautiful, you should be proud of your work.

08/21/2013 Flag

Amazing!!! It is such a gorgeous dress!!! Fantastic job on the zipper!

11/11/2013 Flag

Wow great dress!!!! so brave to do it in satin .... your zipper looks perfect !!!

12/26/2013 Flag

I also love your dress. I have found that putting a piece of tissue paper between the fabric and the feed dogs, and a second piece between the fabric and the sewing foot can prevent drag and puckering on stretch fabric seams- I wonder if that would prevent the puckering you got in your zipper installation?

07/04/2016 Flag