I've become a fan of color blocking and exposed zippers. This is my first attempt at the exposed zipper and it was a success (thanks Professor Pincushion for the tutorial
). I will not use the hem tape again. Using hem tape for this project let a weird gluey residue that needed scraping off. I will investigate a temporary glue of some sort for the future.
Yes, definitely. I'm very excited to play with the design lines of this pattern for Spring 2015.
Conclusion: This is a great pattern if you are new to sewing and consider yourself to be an intermediate to advanced beginning sewer. I love this pattern because I did not have to do any alterations and it fit straight out the packaging. The instructions are clear, even for an ambitious new sewer. Highly recommended!
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