|I stopped by work dressed like this and my supervisor did a double take. It looks a whole lot different than a black shirt and jeans! Oh and the hair... that too.|
I used to hate lapped zippers. The first one I ever put in took like 4 hours - It was ridiculous. (I blame the zipper foot on the machine I was using and a too-small seam allowance.) Our relationship has gotten better since I found Gertie's tutorial. There's also a skirt hook on the waistband to keep it closed, and thread belt loops, which you can kind of make out on the above photo if you look closely. Unfortunately I made the waist a bit too big so it's a little awkward and bunchy under the belt (not really visible, I just know it's not as good as it could have been).
Moving on to the second topic of this post: I've put the Victorian project on hold for the time being. The party I was wearing it to got canceled due to how busy everyone involved has been, and it's getting way too hot to wear it anyways. I might as well use my time for some summer projects then get back to this in the fall (Halloween perhaps?).