|Left, regular presser foot. Right, never-before-been-used zipper foot!|
Okay, so the case of the Appearing Invisible Zipper! I am not a good zipper sewer--yet. Invisible zippers take a lot of precision that I did not plan for at all, but will surely be more cognizant of this time. It started nice:
...but ended not so hot:
I blame much of this on the fact that I stopped understanding the directions and kind of made up my zipper insertion rules as I went along. Well, that's not entirely true. I lacked the aforementioned precision, but when anchoring at the top and bottom of the zipper, I also totally winged.
Anyway, whatever. There's a lot of good news too: this dress fits much much better than the last. And the sipper, in spite of my flawed technique is actually functional. AND even if it is now a non-invisible zipper, I have almost-grotesquely long arms to cover it up. Shouldn't we all be so lucky??