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AliceBlack
« on: December 20, 2008 10:21:17 PM »

I don't even know; well actually I have an idea.

I'm making a christmas dress, and I made the whole dress out of lining, and then plan on sewing on taffetta "shingles" of fabric. Problem is, when I sewed the stiff zipper onto the lining, the zipper likes to do this weird buckley thing; it sticks out in random parts, if that makes sense. I think it's because the zipper is much stiffer than the fabric; and I'm not sure the best solution to my problem - something to do with interfacing perhaps?

Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!
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amarok
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 05:02:18 AM »

you can try that also, but the thing that comes to my mind is, that the fabric and the zipper have been fed to the machine at different speed. for instance, if you've pulled the fabric or something. is it possible to take the zipper off and then hand sew it back on? that would tell you if the problem is the stiffness or just the speed-thing. (this is the usual answer to zipper-problems.)
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AliceBlack
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008 11:40:35 AM »

you can try that also, but the thing that comes to my mind is, that the fabric and the zipper have been fed to the machine at different speed. for instance, if you've pulled the fabric or something. is it possible to take the zipper off and then hand sew it back on? that would tell you if the problem is the stiffness or just the speed-thing. (this is the usual answer to zipper-problems.)

Well it's not so much like one fabric is buckling and the other isn't; it's more like the zipper is bending outwards in places and taking the fabric with it; if that makes sense? I'll go take photos XD
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