Thank you to everyone who commented on my Sewing Setbacks post. It was so reassuring to see that even advanced sewers become frustrated when their sewing doesn't go to plan and sometimes let things sit for a bit. It motivated me to replace the metal zip on my denim skirt with a super safe modern plastic one and a rustic looking wooden button:
It's so much better and the zip insertion was much easier second time. I am wearing the skirt right now (with a big smile on my face!).
Also sewing this has made me look at side zips everywhere! This is the zip insertion on my daughters RTW skirt. Admittedly a good press would make all the difference, but...I mean, handmade can actually be better!!
I do feel encouraged to keep bashing away at making more wardrobe staples for myself. I suppose I was worried people may point and laugh ;)
Happy sewing, 'til next time!