For vertical placement of the zipper, I followed some zipper insertion instructions from the 2014 Sew News magazine where Jan Bones was featured. That worked quite well. No need for a hook and eye on this zipper.
Thread Theory Welt Pocket Tutorial
Seamwork Mag, Conquering the Welt (scroll about half way down and you'll see the order of placement diagrams which are so fantastic)! Thank you SO much David Page Coffin!
This video from Peggy Sagers of Silhouette Patterns really helped make welt pockets an easy concept for me. Once I watched it, I realized that I could easily tackle a welt pocket or even another tailored jacket. Peggy really is a great teacher. She thinks about the critical details that improve a process, simplify it and allow us to understand without it taking forever!
Now for the dreaded zipper. Though, this turned out to be super easy!
As per my friend Kelly Hogaboom and the 2014 Sew News Mag, I inserted some interfacing to reinforce the zipper area and minimize the potential for puckering.
So many people talk of hand basting in zippers. While I have done a couple hand-picked zippers (that means sewing the entire thing in by hand), I just don't care to hand sew very much. I feel like I go from super speedy hummingbird to bumblebee mode.
What can I do? I want this zipper to be perfectly aligned without having to fuss with pins. I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! 505 Temporary Spray Adhesive!
Like my seam tape on the seams? This linen began to fray and I knew seam tape was the only way to ensure I had the garment longer than the first wearing.