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Separating zipper
Can't get neckline seams to match
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Date: 11/25/11 1:11 PM

I am trying to sew a separating zipper in a fleece jacket.

I have made two muslins to check for fit. The pattern I am using is an old Stretch and Sew princess seam jacket for fleece. I am using sweatshirt material from my stash for the muslins. The pattern does not call for stabilizing the center front.

The collar seams are sewn with a quarter inch sean. When I laid out the jacket - just the back part, two center fronts and collar sewn, the center fronts matched perfectly as well as the collar seams. I hand basted each side of the zipper. Prior to stitching, the collar seams matched. When I sewed the zipper sides with my machine, one collar seam was lower than the other. This happened on both muslins.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have been trying to search for a tutorial that might help with this issue.

Thanks so much.

Woggy
-- Edited on 11/25/11 9:03 PM --

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Date: 11/25/11 1:52 PM

when i sew zippers in like that seperating one. I put a mark on the fleece and on the zipper to make sure they match. Fleece can stretch. I also sew on the zipper side to the fleece doesn't stretch when sewing.

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Date: 11/25/11 6:25 PM

First, I would suggest to interface the zip opening, even if pattern does not say it. Then, try sewing in the zipper sides in the same direction ( bottom to top or top to bottom )

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Date: 11/25/11 7:19 PM

I've only done one fleece piece with a separating zipper, but it involved not only fleece, but also crossing a seam into a different fabric, so getting it perfect was a bit tricky. That said, it turned out perfectly! What I did was hand basted the zip in place, then machine basted it, THEN did the final stitching. The extra steps were definitely a time saver in the end :)

Here's the review, if you want to check it out

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Date: 11/25/11 9:01 PM

Thank you all for your advice. It is greatly appreciated.

Jilly - your vest is beautiful.

Woggy

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Date: 11/26/11 11:04 AM

Wash-A-Way Wonder Tape can be a lifesaver. Tape the zipper in while it's zipped up, then separate while you're stitching.

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Date: 11/26/11 7:17 PM

Debbie,

Can you expand on "separate while you're stitching?" Not quite picturing what you are saying. Actually, I have a few ideas running through my head right but I want to make sure at least one of the ideas is what you mean.

Thanks so much.

Woggy

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Date: 11/26/11 9:24 PM

I meant unzip it to sew it in. Sorry for the confusion!
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Date: 11/28/11 3:19 PM

Sew both sides going the same direction - either top to bottom or bottom to top. Don't sew one side t to b and the other b to t.

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