Exposed Metal Zippers and Hong Kong Binding.

Have you noticed garments in the stores lately that have an exposed contrast metal zipper? I must confess I haven’t quite warmed up to this new fad, but whether you like it or not…it’s become a bit of a feature on dresses and skirts in particular. If you go for this look, I prefer when at least the zipper is not so contrasting, like here on this skirt Georgia made recently.

This skirt is made up in Tessuti’s Indigo Navy 100% Cotton – Osaka Snow Flakes and without a pattern. Georgia made irregular pleats around the body from her rectangular fabric piece to fit a shaped facing and then added the metal trouser zip to the outside. At least this way it’s easier to put a zip on a skirt!

Check out the Hong Kong binding Georgia used to finish the seams and hem… that’s a finish I can relate to!

What are your thoughts?