With winter in the Midwest finally behind us, I’d like to make some dresses from my fabric stockpile. Of course to get me back into the swing of things, I thought I’d do the Butterick 4790. I know full well that the re-released pattern comes with a slew of fit issues. So I pose the question: has anyone used a zipper?
I know that it’s not conventional, but neither am I. The re-release pattern uses a full circle skirt instead of a half circle as the original did. Wouldn’t a zipper up the front balance out the weight of the back of the dress and keep it closed for less of a flyaway mishap?
Here is an example of the full zipper. The zipper would also eliminate the need for a button closure. I’m picturing something like a coat zipper that comes all the way unzipped.