Friday, 28 October 2011

Zip Me Up!

Today's post is about my last pattern cutting lesson, I know it was about two weeks ago but I've had so much work I had to hold it back until now I'll update on that soon.

So in our last lesson we sewed zips to two pieces of fabric; I got excited about pattern cutting, like I do every lesson but this time the spoon head inside me came out and I made a few silly mistakes.

(sorry about the pictures, my camera isn't all that good and I litterally had to take them in pitch black for the stiches to show)























The first zip we made was a centred zip. You will see centred zips on things like the side of your skirt. The mistake I made on this one was at the very beginning.






Incase you cant tell I sewed the zip on backwards, unfortunately I didn't realise until I had almost finished so it was too late to go back. I may have to go back and do this again but for now I have annotated my mistake.










The second zip was a lapped zip. Me and my teacher were very pleased with how neat and straight I sewed the top line. However I didn't catch one of the layers, as you can see in the picture on the right, so I had to do it again, and I will  finish it next Thursday. next time we will also be sewing invisible zips (not actually invisible).















Thanks for reading this post I hope you liked it, any of you worked with zips before? and how did it go for you?

3 comments:

chibi ohimesama said...

Seeing this post reminds me of my first zippers!
How did the invisible one go? I actually think those are easier then normal zippers.

Also, reading this post makes my finger itch to start sewing again~!

Chibiohimesama
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Jenny said...

@ chibi, the invisible one went great it was my best sample by far!

im glad this makes you want to start sewing again! ^.^

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