How to sew with exposed zips a jaycotts.co.uk how-to postIn this post I am going to show you how to use exposed zips by making up this lovely Tilly and The Buttons dress. The pattern is from Jaycotts Tilly and The Buttons Francoise dress pattern
Tilly and the Buttons has some amazing patterns and I love them. I couldn't wait to try out Françoise. I also saw it as an opportunity to talk more about zips, in particular Exposed zips.
There is no need whatsoever in going through the exact making up of any Tilly and the Buttons patterns, because you cannot improve on perfection, the instructions on her web site Tilly and the buttons.com so do take a look.
I also wanted to make another version in Black, but not totally plain. I chose a twill fabric and used a piece of a Liberty cotton for the clarification to add a pop of colour.
The Paris fabric dress has a concealed zip, but on the black one I inserted a metal zip to add back interest.