May’s sewing challenge is to make something with a zipper, and as the colder months are really now upon us it really is time that I started sewing my babes some clothes to keep them warm.
So my project with a zip, my first that I can remember (although I do now have vague recollections of sewing a skirt with a zip a long long long time ago) is this little polar fleece vest for Mr 3.
It would seem that the poor lad is unfamiliar with the concept of a zipper…
… but he got the hang of it in the end.
I had expected that this little vest would come together quite quickly, and it did, however there was much more hand sewing than I’d anticipated. All the binding has been machined sewed on the outer and then fixed with invisible stitches inside. Inserting the zip was too easy. Not a drama in the least. I’m not sure what I was worrying about… although I have noted that often with this sewing caper the bits that you think will come together easily often can give you the greatest headaches! Not this time.
For more zippy projects head on over to Carolyn’s.