Sunday I finished the pencilskirt. From the front it looks absolutely fine:
From the back, with the right lighting, it does look fine too:
Problem: just at the point where the zipper ends (in the back) there's a ditch. I can't figure out why this is occurring. When placing the zipper I basted the hell out of it, just to make sure it wouldn't look messy. I even sewed the point at the bottom by hand to make sure it looked neat. And it worked. The zipper is sewed in to my liking.
The fabric is not pulling at that point. I made sure the fit of this skirt was comfortable (and it is!!). When you look back at the second picture and you take a closer look at the bottom of the zipper, you see an horizontal line that's not supposed to be there. And just below that line there's that wretched ditch! It may not look all that terrible to you, but believe me, it's really annoying and taking the pleasure out of wearing this skirt.
If anyone has ideas or tips how to solve this, or how to avoid this in the future, they would be more than welcome.
It's not all bad though. The fit is great. I love the fabric and apart from this little mishap, I think it turned out just fine. But I don't know if I would wear it in this state. Or I should wear something on top that's long enough to cover that area. Hey, that's an idea!!
Anywayz, hope you have better sewing-luck.