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Posted on: 5/16/13 10:57 PM
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When I made Simplicity 2253 for my sister's wedding, I had to line up all of the seams from front to back across the side zipper.

I'll admit that the first attempt was a big fat fail. Horizontal seams were stair stepping down the zipper. Not attractive.

Second attempt was much more successful. So, here's my tip on how to line up horizontal seams across an invisible zipper. This is also posted with photos on my blog.

Sew the first side of your zipper to the dress, having the zipper open and leaving the other side free.

Close the zipper and, using pins, mark the seams that you need to match. Insert the pins horizontally in the tape on the unsewn side of the zipper.

Unzip the zipper, and pin the unsewn side to the dress, starting at each of the seams.

Baste the zipper in place and stitch. When you close up the zipper, all of your seams should match.

To see photos of this technique, visit my blog.

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VivianZ said... (5/17/13 8:31 AM) Reply
Thanks for that simple solution to a problem that can really throw a project way off.
 
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