Putting a zip in properly has got to be one of the most satisfying things you can do (save for ending world hunger but I digress, this is sewing world). Zips are functioning but can also look lovely and if done well, you can merrily sit there, zipping and unzipping your creation.
I mention this as I baste and sew in a zip in a wedding dress for a future bride. This has got to be one of the most important zips in her life-fail and she’ll remember it forever (and so will a few more people). That’s why I’m putting in a tiny hook at the top to make sure it won’t crash her party.