Today we're sewing a lapped zipper. Since I didn't use this technique on any of my skirts I will show you the method on some fabric scraps from my stash. Off course, you can apply the same principle on the skirt.
So, once you have sewed the left side seam of the skirt and pressed the seams open, fold the seam allowances towards the wrong side of the fabric and press them.
Lay the zipper under the fabric, aligning the right side of the teeth with the right side of the slit. Try to place the fabric as close as possible to the zipper teeth. Pin the skirt to the zipper.
Place the left side of the slit next to the right one, thus smoothly closing the slit. Pin the skirt to the zipper along the left side of the slit.
Repin the zipper fron the wrong side of the fabric, slowly by removing the pins one by one from the right side of the fabric and placing them to the wrong side. This time, pin the zipper only to the seam allowances, but not to the skirt fabric.
Sew the zipper to the seam allowances of the slit, by sewing in direction from the top towards the bottom edge of the zipper.
Using the technique I described in the previous article, sew the lining to the skirt along the waistline and along the zipper slit.
Once you've done that, topstitch along the zipper, trying to stitch as close as possible to the zipper on the right side of the slit, and stitching approximately 1 cm away from the zipper on its left side.
Zlata Sewalong - the posts
Tomorrow I'll show you how to make a button close as another way to close the skirt.
- #1 Fabric recommendations
- #2 Print the pattern
- #3 Fitting alterations - grading the pattern
- #4 Fitting alterations for protruding rear
- #5 Cut the fabric
- #6 Sew the belt loops
- #7 Pleat the skirt
- #8 Sew the pockets
- #9 Assemble the skirt
- #10 Sew an invisible zipper
- #11 Sew a lapped zipper
- #12 Assemble the lining
- #13 Sew the button closure
- #14 Hem the skirt, method 1
- #15 Hem the skirt, method 2
- #16 Hem the skirt, method 3
- #17 Pattern alterations for various styles
How to buy the pattern
Zlata skirt pattern costs $11.98,and it can be bought via my Etsy shop.
I use 2Checkout as a payment collector - it is an equivalent to PayPal - which accepts the following payment methods:
* PayPal via 2checkout (www.2co.com)
* Credit / Debit cards via 2checkout : Visa, Dina Card, Master Card, American Express, Discover
PayPal doesn't support selling option for my country yet, so I use 2Checkout payment collector instead.
When making a purchase order, select "Other" in the payment options. I have to manually issue an invoice for you, via 2Checkout system. The invoice contains a link where you can complete the purchase - it's a page on 2Checkout's website. Once you fill in your billing information, you can chose to pay either by using PayPal account or your credit card. You don't have to register to 2checkout and you won't be charged any additional fees. It's simple, fast and secure. Once the payment is completed, I will enable the pattern download on my Etsy store. I monitor the state of my Etsy store several times a day, and I get instant emails whenever any change is made, so the purchase is usually completed within the same day. Sometimes, due to my daily duties and a time zone differences, it takes more than a day to complete the purchase.
For any additional information about the pattern or the purchase, feel free to email me at: anajan.stepalica [at] gmail [dot] com.
- Zlata skirt Pattern #1401
- Zlata skirt pattern - view A
- Zlata skirt pattern - view B
- Zlata skirt pattern - view C
- Zlata skirt pattern - the lining pattern
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 1
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 2
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 3
- Zlata skirt - testing the pattern, part 4