After just barely succeeding in my last attempt at an invisible zipper, I've tried again and it's better than any I've done yet!
My last try was for a velveteen skirt, and I was so dreading it that I put in in by hand. But then I bought some lovely cotton velvet - it's heavier, almost upholstery fabric. I knew I had to use the machine for this one.
why is it so hard to photograph velvet?
It's in! With my old sewing machine and a regular zipper foot, according to some different instructions from an old issue of Threads, shared by a kind lady.
Blessed relief. Until I have to do another one.