Hey! I'm back! As you may remember from the last post, I finished the Third Dress in a last minute scramble. Though there were days left in the month, I wanted to wear it to a big fancy work function: our Food Network debut. I got the dress done and both it and the television show were very well-received. (And the consensus was to keep the pockets, so we're all settled there.)
But before the celebration begins, let's back up to T minus 24 hours, back to the zipper. I sewed it wrong twice...GRRRR! I had to use the instructions that came with the zipper itself as the original pattern called for a normal zipper. Next time I think I'll have it for real.
The zipper was a little longer than the original patten called for as well, so I had to let out the seam a bit, but I don't think anyone can tell. Finished zipper!:
I know, it's hard to see anything. But it looks good. Except for a little spot at the end. The zipper was 22" long and the instructions called for 20". I didn't have time to shorten it and apparently things got a little bumpy:
But unless you're looking at my butt...who can tell? Zipper ended up a success.
..and The Useless Picture Gallery (oh yes...I faithfully photographed all the wrong ways I sewed the zipper because I was so confident I was doing it correctly each new time):