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An invisible invisible zipper

2011 January 20
by elizabeth_admin

You many think all invisible zippers are invisible, but heretofore, not all of mine have been entirely invisible.  So I give to you now, proof positive that I have inserted an invisible invisible zipper.  By invisible, I mean you can’t see it.  The zipper, that is.  You may see what you think is a CB seam, but I’m here to tell you my friends, that that seam is no seam, but rather an invisible invisible zipper.  Got it?  Do you see it?  No?  Well that’s because it’s invisible.  Duh!

*patting self on back* 

Ok, ok.  I can’t take all the credit.  I have to give props to my pals at Simplicity, because they really wrote some durn good instructions.  Or maybe a little lightbulb just lit up in my head because I’ve inserted who knows how many of these at this point.  I don’t know.  I do know, however, that the invisible zipper in question is very invisible.  I will admit though that I did not baste this puppy at all.  I just pinned it and sewed away.  And it was perfectly inserted (and did I mention invisible?) on the first try.  Oh, I am so proud of myself now.  I hope I’m not jinxing myself with the rest of this dress’ construction. 

So, I promised you some pictures of the ridiculously curved princess seam and here they are.  I hope you can tell how curved that side piece was.  First the unpressed version…  Pretty puckery, right?

Now the neatly pressed glorious princess seam…

And the bonus picture of the day…  The vent.  I love sewing vents.  Is that weird?  I just love how magically they come together.

So far, I have really enjoyed working with the doubleknit.  It’s stable, meaty and pretty.  It doesn’t press as well as tweed, but I still like it. 

Hopefully more progress will be made tonight.  I am going to baste the side seams to check for fit before I make the final zig zag stitches and serge away.  I am so excited about this dress.  I hope to wear it this weekend.  I have dinner with a friend on Saturday night at a hip Tribeca restaurant.  🙂  

Happy sewing everyone!

6 Responses leave one →
  1. January 20, 2011

    i hearby dub thee Invisible Zipper Conqueror! 😉

    (and i’m greatly impressed by the spiffy vent! nice work! i have trouble making those look nice too often.)

  2. January 20, 2011

    What a great job! Looks fantastic.

  3. January 20, 2011

    Excellent job! The zipper looks fantastic!

  4. January 20, 2011

    Hey, you did a really nice job putting in that zipper. You go girl!!!

  5. January 20, 2011

    That’s one of the best invisible invisible zips I’ve ever seen!

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