I'm working along on my wedding dress, and I decided to do a hand picked zipper, rather than using the machine. The appearance will be much more subtle on the finished dress. To review the skills needed, I consulted a recent article in Threads Magazine on hand sewing techniques. After practicing a bit on plain fabric, I was ready to tackle the real thing.
I applied the zipper with the back seam basted closed.
Here's the completed zipper section of the back bodice.
And here's the inside, with the lining hand stitched down.
Next, I need to apply some lace detailing to the right side of the dress. this is another lengthy hand sewing project. Thanks for checking in on my progress! Do you use a lot of hand sewn details in your work?