Invisible Zipper Foot and Skirt

My cherished sewing machine didn’t have an invisible zipper foot, so I stopped by my local shop to pick one up. They provided one that they thought was a match for my snap-on, slant shank setup. But, it did not, in fact, snap on.

I completed one skirt just by balancing the foot as I sewed. Even then, it was better than using the normal zipper foot.

I returned to my local shop and picked up a spare ankle. I used E3000 to attach it to the invisible zipper foot, and I haven’t looked back since.

While visiting San Jose last September, I couldn’t pass up this kimono voile. A maximum of one yard was just in my price range, and I knew it was destined for a skirt with an invisible zipper.

This is my third time making this skirt since deciding to return to making more of my clothes.

The pattern is New Look 6843 view A, but I’ve added a lining, deepened the waistband, and adapted it to effortlessly use an invisible zipper (using this tutorial from Colette). Next time I’ll lengthen it a bit, and it will be just right.