how to make dungarees: cutting and zipper


its the last week before open studios weekend and I am getting crazy… first for all the things I still need to prepare and secondly for all the possible outcomes my mind can think of: maybe there will be lots of intersted people… maybe nobody will come… and so on, anyhow here are the next steps for the dungarees:

DSCF5258 DSCF5259I cut them of a velvety corduroy, so I had to cut all parts in the same direction, the flap part twice in fold

DSCF5260before I sewed any other seams I put the invisible zipper in the left side seam, so I took the left front part and back part and put them next to each other at the side-seam

DSCF5261 DSCF5264now I pinned the open zipper folded over on one part, can you see the difference between both pictures? I remembered to overedge/serge the open edges before sewing the zipper in:)

DSCF5265 DSCF5266and sewed with a special sewing foot who places stitches right in the fold of the invisible zipper

DSCF5267when you fold it it looks like this

DSCF5268now I pinned it to the other part, sewed

DSCF5269and the zipper is at its place!

I hope this was helpful for you! Let me know if you have any questions!

Next monday I will show you how I sewed the pants together.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy


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