my jumpsuit is starting to look like one.
I pinned, sewed and ironed my darts and pinned the centre front seam, trying to match up my stripes
and centre back seam then sewed and serged and also serged the side seams
then I pinned the back top part to the back pants, using a shorter seam allowance on the pants, just because I cut the waist-parts shorter, to have enough room in my pants
same with the front parts
and sewed next I serged the pockets, first the open side, each seam allowance for itself and a few cm into the curve, and then the round curve serging the seam allowances together
next I pinned the left side seam, because you normally do the zipper into the left side seam. If you are left handed, you should consider putting the zipper in the right side seam
I sewed the part where the zipper will be with wide stitches and the rest with normal wide stitches and ironed the seam allowance apart, then placed one pocket into the front part turned it over and pinned it to the seam allowance
sewed it and ironed it back into the front
seam close to the side seam
next I went on a crazy hunt for a zipper, not willing to take a break, so one of the ones, I still had, had to work and I found this beige/off-white zipper
and pinned it in, yes again it is not an invisible zipper, I just like normal zippers better, and maybe its my retro style, since invisible zippers are pretty new to fashion.
and I sewed parallel to the zipper on both sides
leaving the pocket open, stopping a few cm before the pocket opening on bot side
now I opened the zipper
my pocket and the zipper still loose
and pinned the pocket to the zipper
also sewed over as much of the top layer as my sewing machine could reach
pinned the ends
and sewed them all together, so it almost looks like one seam all through
my finished pocket
Do you have any questions about this so far? Do not hesitate to ask.
Of course this is not the only way to sew pockets into the same side seam as the zipper, what is your preferred method? Do you have any tricks?
keep sewing and smiling