Zipper by hand
My new project is a red satin dress for my daughter to see if this pattern suits her. We can't do fittings as she is in Kodiak so I make up what I hope will fit then she does marks it to show me where to take it in and mails it back.
The exciting thing is I'm taking Susan Khalje's on line video class in The Couture Dress. In a few minutes I had learned so much I am loving this class. She uses a Vogue pattern she mails to you. I watched her so easy and quickly install a zipper by hand I was so excited to try it out on this dress I'm presently making. I have the one side done and I'm ready for the lap over side now. The first side went super easy so I hope the other one does as well. I am finally going to learn how to do a 'real' muslin for fitting and using as the pattern which I really have issues with on myself. The way Susan does it for Couture is nothing like I thought I was suppose to do. I recommend this class for anyone who wants to get serious about beautiful sewing. It can be found on Craftsy.
And as you can guess the two boys are right there sewing with me. My floor must be spotless at all times or you know who will eat what drops!