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invisible zip on right of capris!
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Date: 6/2/12 6:03 PM

Ok, I know the correct thing to do is take out the perfectly inserted but on the wrong side (right) and re do it, zipper, but dang, I don't want to!

I couldn't sleep last night so made a great pair of capris from Style Arc Willow with the side invisible zipper. Reinforced the opening, perfect insertion, except I shouldn't have been sewing at 3am, zipper is on the right side. How awful would it be to just leave it? Am I just fooling myself and I'll end up never wearing them? The zipper literally does not show, but the waist band will fasten on the right, which would be a bit odd.

Think I'll go make dinner and contemplate a while. It is kinda funny.....

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Date: 6/2/12 6:20 PM

to be honest, if you cant see it I'd say leave it. I've just made a skirt where the waist band has a square with a number 3 in it just by the zipper (fabric wasn't wide enough to avoid the colour box testing you get near the selvage). No one's going to see it so I'm not fussed.

Call it a design feature! as long as the zip is functional that's the main thing.

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Date: 6/2/12 6:36 PM

I think you should leave the zipper right there on the right side and smile every time you zip it! Absolutely NO ONE will notice - unless you run into a PR Mad Sewist.

I can't sew past 9 PM so I really admire you for attempting to sew at 3 AM.......

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Date: 6/2/12 6:38 PM

That's a good point, I never tuck blouses or tops in this style pant, so it would never show, but I will always know it is wrong, just can't decide if a little wrong is ok!

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Date: 6/2/12 7:14 PM

Hmmm, was the last post you read at PR before going to bed this one? Click here

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Date: 6/2/12 7:23 PM

It's invisible...I don't get the problem! If you asked me which side my waistbands fasten on, I wouldn't have a clue. Life is too short.

Leave it. Love it. Wear it.

Congrats on your new capris!

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Date: 6/2/12 7:36 PM

Oh my, that seems so much more important!!! and funnier. I guess laughter is the best medicine, in both cases. No, I had missed this post, thank you for sharing. Maybe it isn't earth shattering enough to bother spending 2 hours ripping it out. The body that will be wearing the capris certainly isn't perfect so maybe I should just go with it. You made my day much better!

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Date: 6/2/12 7:48 PM

In all my post dinosaur years of sewing, I still make mistakes like this. And to tell you the truth, the difference in zipper sides, to me at least, only has to do with someone who is either right or left handed. I wouldn't go to the bother to unpick an invisible zipper, which is a real pain to sew in the first place, on a pair of pants, whether or not a blouse is tucked into them. Zippers on the side are an unusual thing to me nowadays, as opposed to zippers in the back, and besides, who will really notice?? Don't let your head worry about it another day!

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Date: 6/2/12 8:50 PM

No way would I be unpicking a perfect invisible zipper! I bet if you asked anyone which side it SHOULD be on very few would know!

Please review...I have this pattern but have not made it up yet. I was looking for a slim pant but when I looked at the pattern pieces it looks VERY slim and I am wondering if there is enough room for my thunder thighs!

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Date: 6/2/12 9:12 PM

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And to tell you the truth, the difference in zipper sides, to me at least, only has to do with someone who is either right or left handed.

This was my only thought, as well. Have you tried them on yet? Can you physically reach/operate the zipper, or is it too awkward? If you can get into (and out of!) them with a minimum of fuss, leave it alone!

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