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Topic: Making a back zip into a side zip?  (Read 679 times)
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« on: August 09, 2008 08:16:36 PM »

I was hoping someone here would know how to take a pattern that is made to have a zipper up the back and modify it so that the zipper on put in on the side. I am making a dress in which the bodice is made up of a few panels that are sewn together with the back two panels left open so you can install a zipper there. Here is a picture of the pattern so you can get a better idea.

Should I just sew the back seam up and leave a side seam open? This was my original plan, because I figured the extra seam allowance put on the back would transfer to the side panels.

Help please! haha

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008 08:27:19 PM »

Well, I don't know what the seam allowance on the back is? Isn't it just standard? If that is the case then yes, just close up the back and leave open the side. If the seam allowance is bigger where the zipper is, sew the back closed on the seam allowance line and add add seam allowance to the sides. Which view are you doing? You just need to be sure that if you are making a dress with an neck hole (as opposed to strapless) that you can get your head through without having to open the dress.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008 08:31:06 PM »

I'm making the one without the lace overlay.

Thank you so much!
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