I love how zips finish a garment and fitting a zip isn’t as tricky as it look. Most methods are surprisingly simple, but I am yet to master the invisible zip. I’m nearly there. You can see what I mean in this dress I made last year. It’s just a sliver, but a sliver is not invisible, I’m after perfection.
Some people like to hold the zip in position by sticking it down with double sided tape or by tacking it in first (which I believe is the proper/traditional method), but with the fabric I’m using I can get away with pins.I’m opening out the zip teeth so that they fit into the groove in the foot. Some people like to press the teeth open so that they lie flat. I worry that I would melt the teeth if I used that method, so I hold it open whilst sewing, it’s not difficult.
So, that’s one side done, so far so good.Now I shall repeat for the other side.
Oh my! Look at that. Invisible perfection. I am so proud. My very first perfect invisible zip. Time for that happy dance.My daughter is going to love her new dress.The pattern I used was the Louisa dress from Compagnie M.