My first sew-along with Violette Field Threads for 2019 used the Reese Pattern, and it gave me a new opportunity to demonstrate how I use lacy zippers. Here’s how it went.
Since I’ve yet to send this to the sweet 3-year-old grandniece for whom I made it, I don’t have any “strike a pose” pictures for this post. However, I hope to receive some via e-mail from her Mom and Dad that I can share with you later.
While working my way through this sew-along, I decided to make the following zipper tutorial, which I also posted on the Violette Field Threads Facebook group the day the zipper was due to be installed. I took pictures as I went, and later used Photoshop to add written instructions within the images. I used to hate sewing zippers, but since developing the method described below, zippers have been a heck of a lot easier ever since. Here’s my tutorial.
This was a fun and easy project to start the year! I look forward to seeing what’s voted in as the pattern for February’s Violette Field Threads sew-along.