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Tuesdays with Gertie: Inserting the Lapped Zipper

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make perfectly fitted bombshell dresses. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.

In this week’s Bombshell dress class, Gertie took us through inserting a lapped zipper. She effortlessly inserted her zipper in no time using only her machine. But, after sewing the underlap following her method, I realized that I wanted to handpick the zipper to the overlap. This dress already has so many fine hand sewn details, why not the zipper as well? Plus, the tiny little pick stitches nearly disappear into the nubby silk.

It’s hard to believe that the dress is so close to being complete. Just a few more weeks!

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5 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Gertie: Inserting the Lapped Zipper

  1. I am finally doing the Bombshell dress course–a few years late! Thanks for these helpful posts. Using them as a reference, as I had similar issues with the bodice cups being a bit lumpy. Added extra needle punch and i think I’m good to go! Love your blog!

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