Well, one of these days I'm going to show you the Hardangervidda all wrapped up, looking the way a nice gift should. Unfortunately, today is not that day.
I've made progress, but it is slow and painful. I have most of the neckline sewn down, and the right half of the placket is done. What do you think? Will anybody notice the cut edge on the left side if I just leave it like this because I am very tired of trying to find better light so that I may actually see what I'm doing on this very dark, black fabric? (This neckline will benefit greatly from some blocking, as the block ribbing on the outside tends to scrunch up a little bit, making the inside of the neckline pucker.)
Today, I bought two cheap zippers (thanks for your suggestion Elizabeth), and I'd like your help you decide which one I should go with (on a hopefully temporary basis, until the one I ordered, which actually says "Dale" someplace on it, arrives). My plan is to sew in the temporary zipper in such a way that I may easily remove it. (Care to place any bets on how that's going to work?)
Anyway, here are the two zipper choices:
The one in the top of the photo I'll call "$1.65". It is really a zipper for jeans, but I was attracted to it because it is metal, black, and seven inches. The one in the bottom of the photo I'll call "$1.79". I was attracted to this one because it is black, also seven inches, and the one my four year old found perusing the zipper rack after I told him I was looking for a zipper which is black and seven inches long.
So, what do you think?
Now, I have some finishing work to do.....