Hello everyone! This is my first post.
I am sewing my daughter a bridesmaids dress for my other daughter's wedding. The dress has two layers, a satin lining and a chiffon overlay. I need to install an invisible zipper and cannot find any tutorial or help on line that speaks to this specific situation. The two layers will be sewn together with the zipper install but need to fall separately below the zipper (as I am sure you all know). I am not sure of the best way to do this to achieve a perfect result. Perhaps I am making more of it that it actually is, but I would love to hear from someone who has done it and find out if there are any special steps to take. Oh, and to add to the difficulty, the chiffon layer needs the seam allowances below the zipper to be finished and trimmed close to the seam, kind of like serged but I chose to use a multi stitch zig zag rather than surge the delicate fabric. I have done the same to the satin underlay seams as well but I don't mind not doing it to this seam if it helps the install, but because the chiffon seam is visible through the sheer fabric, it has to be finished. Everything I have read online so far about installing an invisible zipper says to sew the lower seam closed first to avoid the bubble at the bottom. So do I sew it closed and finish it before I go ahead with the zipper? Ugh... I just don't know what to do. I await your advice.
Thanks for any help...