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Has anyone dyed zips?


Re: Has anyone dyed zips?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2018, 12:36:40 PM »
That is really kind of you Clare but I got some very dark zips and have put a couple of them in now.  The zips are exposed but I have made the window very tight so that the tape can't be seen.  Thank you for the offer.

Glad you have found a solution, Ploshkin.
I have that pattern, so please post a pic when you can.



Re: Has anyone dyed zips?
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 15:02:12 PM »
I will Clare.  I haven't made much progress  I'm waiting for some top stitch thread.  The one shop within reach that sells Guterman thread had every colour except the one I needed!   I have spent a lot of time on fitting a toile, trying out various interfacing and working out how on earth to attach the pockets with the zips - the instructions and pattern pieces are for a straightforward in seam pocket and don't work with an exposed zip.
I recall that Demented Fairy complained to Stylearc about the pockets (which also go into the hem allowance).  I've done a mock up which seems to work.
Life's too short for ironing.