So, I just destroyed invisible zipper number 2 on my birthday dress. I put in a waist stay (thanks for the idea Ginger!!!). I’m pretty sure that would have worked in normal circumstances, but I took out all of the ease. My bad! I’m glad I learned this now before cutting into my expensive silk. I don’t think I’m going to use my silk for this design. It wasn’t overly difficult, but I’m *over* making this design. I made two bodice muslins and this version. I’m looking forward to new projects.
This time the zipper pull came completely off of one side of the track. I’m just going to get a sturdier non-invisible zipper. Majuhh bummah.
So I basically finished my birthday dress last night. This dress is TIGHT. I need a buddy to help me get into it. I’m pretty sure that means I overfitted, but it’s sort of a necessity. I probably could stand to have about 1 cm more ease in the bodice, but this thing is banging and I’m not ripping out any of those seams or the topstitching. I’ll just make sure to not eat a big meal when I wear this. This photo is super crappy because I took it with my cell phone to show my husband. I had no plans for it to make my blog, but I wanted to share my progress. And now the reason why I don’t have a better photo to show…
WTF?!?!?! As of last night at 10:30 I only had to finish slip stitching the bodice lining down and I would have been done. But then tragedy struck (yes, I’m being a little dramatic). I tried it on to show my husband when he got home from work, and the zipper split!!!!! I think having a dress this tight was just too much for that poor plastic invisible zipper. I’m pissed, because I had that baby in perfectly. Now I need to get another zipper before this will be finished. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to make it to the zipper store.
Since the invisible zipper broke I think I need to get something more substantial. I’m toying with the idea of getting a thick metal zip and leaving it exposed in the back. My only concern is that I think the exposed zip trend is over. Stupid fracking zipper!