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Date: 4/11/14 10:01 AM

The pattern just says 7" zipper. I don't know if it's invisible or regular...I haven't used enough zippers to know what to use here.
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Date: 4/11/14 10:13 AM

If you look closely at the line drawing you can see stitching around the zipper. To me that would mean the pattern instructs you to put in a centered zipper.* Of course you can probably insert an invisible zipper if you want. I don't have the pattern so I don't know if anything would prohibit that.

I also think patterns tend to specify "invisible" if that is what is intended.




*ETA: Not sure if this is correct. See my post below. ;)
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Date: 4/11/14 10:23 AM

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If you look closely at the line drawing you can see stitching around the zipper. To me that would mean the pattern instructs you to put in a centered zipper. Of course you can probably insert an invisible zipper if you want. I don't have the pattern so I don't know if anything would prohibit that.



I also think patterns tend to specify "invisible" if that is what is intended.








-- Edited on 4/11/14 10:15 AM --

Ok, thanks. I do see the stitching, and I'll try to remember that tip. Zippers have always scared me!
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Date: 4/11/14 11:06 AM

Zippers aren't scary really. Once you do one, you are good to go.

I personally find a centered zipper the easiest to do, but that's the first one I learned. Many people prefer an invisible zipper if these boards are any indication. I think invisible zippers are tricky, but that's because I don't use them much. If I sewed more of them, I'd probably like them better. :)

If you look at the reviews of this pattern, someone has put an exposed zipper on the back of her skirt. Said she usually uses an invisible zipper with this pattern, so there you go.

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Date: 4/11/14 11:10 AM

OK, I take back the "if you see the stitching lines" thought. I was looking through some patterns that showed that stitching line, yet clearly they used an invisible zipper.

I guess you can use whichever you want. :)

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Date: 4/11/14 11:16 AM

Have you bought the pattern yet? If you read the section regarding how they want you to apply the zipper, it will probably be clear what kind they want you to get.

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Date: 4/11/14 12:52 PM

The pattern says nothing about what kind, but the final step for the zipper insertion is to stitch through all layers (that's the stitching line that was mentioned previously) so that would make it not invisible, right?

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Date: 4/11/14 12:57 PM

You are correct. That would make it not invisible.

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Date: 4/11/14 10:19 PM

I would use an invisible zip unless my fabric was heavy weight (in which case I'd need something stronger, plus the invisible zip wouldn't work well with a bulky yoke seam). It is likely that the pattern instructions will tell you to put in a centred zip, but that doesn't mean you can't use an invisible zip (or an exposed zip, if that's the look you want). It is rare for Big 4 patterns to specify an invisible zip. Their instructions tend to be a bit old-fashioned.

Hope that helps.
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Date: 4/11/14 10:24 PM

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It is rare for Big 4 patterns to specify an invisible zip.


Actually, I was looking through the patterns online earlier and they often recommend invisible zips. But as you say, any zipper application can be used here. Whatever meets the look you are going for.

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