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Friday, October 22, 2010
Exposed Metal Zippers and Hong Kong Binding.
Have you noticed garments in the stores lately that have an exposed contrast metal zipper? I must confess I haven't quite warmed up to this new fad, but whether you like it or not...it's become a bit of a feature on dresses and skirts in particular. If you go for this look, I prefer when at least the zipper is not so contrasting, like here on this skirt Georgia made recently.
This skirt is made up in Tessuti's Indigo Navy 100% Cotton - Osaka Snow Flakes and without a pattern. Georgia made irregular pleats around the body from her rectangular fabric piece to fit a shaped facing and then added the metal trouser zip to the outside. At least this way it's easier to put a zip on a skirt!
Check out the Hong Kong binding Georgia used to finish the seams and hem.....now that's a finish I can relate to!