Hey dear readers!
Hope you’re having a great end to your weekend.
I’ve made some progress on the Cambie since we last spoke. I installed the zipper by hand (of course!) and it went in beautifully as usual. It takes a wee bit more time, but honestly probably about the same amount of time it takes to rip out machine stitches because the match points weren’t right. It’s also pretty critical because I’m matching prints on the CB seam.
I’ve already posted about making hand picked zip here, but I’ve found a few more tricks that made my life a bit easier matching prints. Warning: I made this stuff up, but it worked for me! And hey, there’s a thousand ways of doing something! Just depends on what works for you, eh?
1. I stabilized both seams of my zip with a strip of organza and went about 3cm below this as well, since this gets a lot of tugging and whatnot. I attached the organza with small running stitches that only caught the underlining.
2. I pinned the length of the zipper to both sides with my quilting ruler underneath my seam because this allowed me to keep the zip flat and not have to handle the fabric. This allowed me to make sure I matched the pattern and the waistband seam. I then basted it in place.
Now that I KNOW the pattern matches, the waistband matches and I’ve built in my ‘dome’ I can go ahead and pick stitch and not worry.
It worked beautifully, so I’ll be doing this again even though it might be a little unconventional
Other changes I made were to peg in the skirt a whopping 6cm at the base to make it more of a pencil skirt and I added a back slit for walking ease.
Here she is on Lola so far!
Now all that’s left is the lining. AND WE KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE LINING!!!! Anyone have any suggestions on what I should use?
Relax and Enjoy,