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Old 3rd February 2011, 16:27
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Default Inserting zip into A line skirt

My last couple of efforts havent worked that well.
So I'm now tackling a simple wool lined A line skirt - hopefully to get my confidence back up.

But to keep it looking sharp and not droopy, it's going to be crucial to get the fit on the waist as close as I can. This will involve
a nice, flat, perfectly-eased-in zipper!

I dont have a dress form and keep having to take it off and on to get the fit right (stabbing myself in the belly with various pins on the way).

Any quick hints folks?

I know I'll have to sew one side of the waistband down first - fold it over, top stich and then sew on the other side to get the waistband finished
once the zip is in. There is also the fiddly bit about how much margin you put in for the poppers/ hook and eye on the waistband itself.

This is my inspiration for what it's worth.
LV did some great wide A line tweed skirts earlier this year.

I'm even wondering if I should hand stitch in the zip - though I suspect it'd look rubbish.

Thanks in advance
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