I think of myself as a reasonably experienced seamstress. There are very few techiques I have not tackled in my years behind the sewing machine.
Last month I made G2 the dress off this pattern.
What you can’t see is the invisible zipper in the side seam, that’s why they are called invisible. We tried the dress with out the zipper, believe me it is close fitting, it needs that zipper. We discovered that after I had unpicked the side seam, with the girl inside the dress. Funny now, but not at the time.
In the end I put a conventional zipper in the side seam and I was very unhappy with the result. It was ugly, very ugly.
So I decided that I needed to learn how to do invisible zippers. What had put me off in the past is that I thought you had to have a special foot to insert them. I own a Bernina and the feet are very expensive. I questioned whether it worth spending the money on a special foot I might use once a year.
But, the Internet came to my rescue. You can put in an invisable zip using a normal zipper foot. I had a skirt cut out, so I thought why not put an invisible zip in the back. I used the instructions on this website . Here is the result, very invisable!
Do you like the fabric? I really like it, it came from Arthur Toyes in Palmerston North. They also have an aqua blue version; it was very hard deciding which colour way to get.