Thanks for all your invisible zipper foot help! It turns out you CAN do an invisible zipper with a regular zipper foot, although I can’t help but wonder if it could have been more invisible if I had the proper tool. Unfortunately with my Bernina I have to use Bernina presser feet which means I can’t buy cheap presser feet at WalMart. The not-so-invisible zipper:
- Great pattern for a clothes-challenged seamstress like myself. This is the reason I would pay $16 for a skirt pattern: because she writes in language that I can understand.
- The finished skirt is heavier than I expected. It is lined with muslin which makes for a heavy skirt (9 ounces on my postal scale, if you must know).
- I actually bought 2 yards of fabric for the skirt before I ever bought the pattern. I got nervous because the pattern asks for 2 1/8 yards for my size. Turns out I didn’t need the extra 1/8th. And there was a lot of fabric left over. Maybe enough for something matchy-matchy – like a wristlet.
What I didn’t expect:
- That the fabric I used would look upside down on the final product. Seriously I didn’t know it had a up -down pattern! All my flowers were upside down!
- The floral pattern to line up on all the layers like they did. If I make this skirt again, I’ll definitely avoid that. See how all the pink flowers are stacked on top of eachother?
- Why should I finish the raw edges on the inside of the skirt when there are fraying raw edges on the outside of the skirt? I mean, won’t the outside ones fray to the point of the skirt being unwearable way before the inside seams?
I like this pattern. I like this skirt. It’s the first skirt I’ve made that I know I’ll wear more than once. Next time, I’ll try the A-line skirt with just cotton fabric, no muslin lining. Making skirts is fun! There may be clothes-sewing in my future after all!
I’m off to Barcelona to wear the skirt in the city that it’s named after. I think my skirt will be happy there. I’ll wear it everyday, washing it every evening so that the layers will start to fray. Let the fraying begin!