Thursday, June 06, 2013

Don't Fear the Zipper~

Hi there...welcome to my blog!
Some of you know how much fun I had 2 years ago when I got to join Summer Of No Pants blog party, and at the time I thought, "Someday, I would love to be a guest blogger for SONP, but I'll never be good enough, and what would I say? I don't see what I could encourage people about...sigh...".  Fast forward to this year: After sewing numerous regular zippers, I sewed my very first invisible zipper, and found that although it was scary, it was not as hard as I had imagined it to be!  Shortly afterward Marigold sent out the call for guest bloggers and I thought, "I could make a post about zippers!".  So I did. Thank you Mom & Marigold for encouraging & supporting me in this endeavor. =)

Learning (or relearning) to install a zipper can be nerve wracking the first few times, but you will get the hang of it!  There are actually quite a few ways in which a zipper can be inserted, and I'll admit 3 things right off:
1. I only know 3 ways
2. I am not an expert
3. I'm only showing you 2 ways today,  the Invisible Zipper, and what I call the Regular Zipper.  
Before you start a zipper, be sure that you are not overly tired, and eat a little something if you are hungry.  While you are sewing, Drink Water, Remember to Breathe (I'm not kidding), Pray/Think Positively and last of all, Go Slow/Don't Rush- there is no prize or award for finishing first! =)       One last  thing- you don't have to install a zipper where the pattern says to. I am always moving zippers from the back to the side, and I prefer the zipper on the right side of a skirt, because I find it easier to overlook on my right hip than on my left!


Here is some great news:  I'm giving away
$25 gift certificate for Allegro Fabrics! 

 Why? Because I love SONP & my friends, and if you are reading this, YOU are now one of my friends- thank you for reading my blog! Enter using the web gadget below:

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Please pop over and read other great SONP posts!    #SONP2013
my post on HDS here
 To me, there are pros and cons to the Zippers VS  Buttons debate:
 Pro: A zipper well done is a source of immense satisfaction! =)
Con: Zippers are not automatic, so if things don't go right, you have pretty much no one else to blame. 

Pro: Often times buttons are what really makes the outfit! (I really LOVE buttons, even if they are only on cards, and not on clothing!)
Con: Mom's machine has an automatic button hole attachment, so if things go wrong, you can only beg for mercy from an inanimate object....and you sound pretty silly...


Jenna said...

Your zippers look so sharp! Thanks for the giveaway!

Adrienne said...

Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

I rally value your piece of work, Great post.