Easy breezy skirt, day #5

I’m posting this a little early in case anyone wants to do it tonight!

Today we’ll put the zipper in on the right side of the skirt. When you put the zipper in, don’t catch the lining; keep it loose. You’ll hand sew that down tomorrow.

I won’t reinvent the wheel here. There are a lot of good invisible zipper tutorials available online, and I’ve made a step by step video for the coffee date dress sew along that you can view here. I would recommend following this invisible zipper tutorial from sewiknit.blogspot.com. Consult this tutorial and watch my video, and then follow the steps below:

Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Iron the zipper teeth flat.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Pin the zipper in place. The top of the
zipper should reach the top of the fabric
(and will ultimately be encased by the top
seam). Treat the bow piece as part of the
waistband (just let it fold back on the
back of the waistband).

Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Baste the zipper in place.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Using a zipper foot (preferably an invisible
zipper foot), sew the zipper to the skirt.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Line up the skirt to sew in the other side of the zipper.
I find it helps to fold over the other side and make sure
the zipper isn’t twisted by sliding just the bottom of the
zipper up and down.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Line up the skirt to sew in the other side of
the zipper. I find it helps to fold over the
other side and make sure the zipper isn’t
twisted by sliding just the bottom of the
zipper up and down.
Pin the other side of the zipper in place and sew it in.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
This is how the zipper should look. We’ll
hand sew just beneath the zipper tomorrow.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Pin the side seam together below the zipper.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Sew the side seam together, almost to the zipper. There
will be a little gap where you can’t get any closer.
Easy breezy skirt sew along, day #5 | Bobbins of Basil #easybreezyskirt
Press the seam open.

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