SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Tips & Techniques > skirt zipper detail

Viewed 5267 times
Posted by: gabrielle
photo

 
 
About gabrielle
WA USA
Member since: 3/27/02
Reviews written: 6
Sewing skills:Beginner
tips added: 1
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 9/19/03 2:00 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 1 people   
Featured in the PR book!
I was given a wool skirt a few years ago that I had since sort of thrown in the closet and forgotten about until I wore it yesterday. It has a really nifty detail I thought worth sharing.

The skirt is lined and faced (no waistband), and one side seam has a separating zipper inserted the entire length from hem to waist. The zipper is set in upside down, so you can unzip from the hem as far as you like for an adjustable side-slit. It's a fairly basic, conservative skirt otherwise--straight and knee-length, with an invisible zip at CB. The side-seam zipper, on the other hand, is the kind you'd find in outerwear, heavier-weight with big plastic teeth. The seam itself is faced, with the zipper sandwiched between facing and skirt and edge-stitched down. The facing extends about an inch on either side of the zipper on the interior before attaching to the lining.

It's a fun look overall, and should be easy to copy (not that I've done so, of course ;)

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


2 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Sew it seams said...
That sounds like a very cute detail. Thanks for the tip
9/19/03 2:17 PM
Katharine in BXL said...
Sporty zippers on a side seam! How novel. Thanks for the tip! --Katharine in the Netherlands
9/20/03 2:54 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Register

Leather 101
Leather 101

Register

Islander Sewing Systems Women's Classic Sport Shirt Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Women's Classic Sport Shirt Pattern

Buy Now
SewBaby Hug-Me Bibs Pattern

SewBaby Hug-Me Bibs Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.