So I worked some more on NL 6000. Opened the back vent, added facings, added the sleeves and cuffs.
But that zipper hump on my upper back persists. The zipper is bulging there.
It's only my second invisible zip ever.
My fabric stretches WITH the grain. Maybe it stretched while I was putting the zipper in (though it doesn't look like it stretched?)
Maybe I should have interfaced the SA on the CB seam to keep the fabric from stretching while inserting the zipper (though again, it doesn't look like the fabric stretched).
I think the zipper looks beautiful on the table, though you can see the hump is concave here...inward bulge
So, what can I do to fix it????
I'm thinking that tmw morning I might, ahem, rip out the zipper, steam the CB, and iron interfacing on the CB SA, and then try the zipper installation again. Maybe with a traditional zipper.
Here's the dress so far on Emma. I can't believe I didn't take a pic of it on me from the front now that the sleeves are in. It's kind of a pain to get into and out of this dress and I've been taking it on and off throughout the sleeve process.
I think it looks a little 60's flight attendant. But I'm ok with that. Can I get you a beverage?
Still left to do:
- the hump
- the fit at the hip
- cut off about 2.5 inches and sew the hem
- tack down facings
- tack down collar in back