I love this zipper

27 Feb

Ok. I don’t know how to explain my irrational adoration for my zippers that finally came today. Despite them taking a month to get to me and not contacting me because there was a problem, I’m still pretty happy with Zipperstop.com. Why? Check this:


This is a 32 inch separating zipper in navy with an amazing brass tone and the ginormous pull. It was $4.75 from them. I’m going to use it on the Weekender bag (shortened to non separate). I think what’s got me so stoked is that this looks like the kind of zipper you would find on a high end bag. Sturdy, nice color, great pull. No more Coats and Clark for me I say! Below is the photo next to their ‘handbag’ zipper. Both have longer pulls.


Yep. It’s me an Zipperstop from now on. They did FedEx my order to me and I received it two days after I called them. So, I’ll definitely use them again.  They have the 2 way separating zipper I’ve been dreaming of for a jacket that is like 30th on my list of things to sew.

My one purchase from the craft show today was this way cool yard stick from a furniture maker. It’s made from cherry wood and is about 1/2 inch thick. Super sturdy and kind of pretty.

dscf7632And, here’s a peak at my  current summer dress project. As I mentioned, it’s basted for fit. Hopefully I’ll get to it next week.


Ah, also, I now officially have my own domain. Just type in MissCeliesPants.com (you don’t even need the ‘www’) and you’ll wind up here.

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22 Responses to “I love this zipper”

  1. Heather February 27, 2009 at 19:37 #

    O*M*Gosh! I truly adore the way you used the fabrics, love it!
    Congrats on your own domain, too cool!

  2. phyllisc February 27, 2009 at 19:38 #

    Oh YES. Zippers matter. Big time.

  3. Heather February 27, 2009 at 19:39 #

    See that comma in my previous post (after domain) Cidell? It means I’m up too late. Off to bed now.

  4. STL Mom February 27, 2009 at 20:40 #

    If I had that gorgeous yardstick, I would hang it on the wall as a decoration. Not that you have to, but I would.
    Can’t wait to see the whole dress!

  5. peacockchic February 27, 2009 at 23:17 #

    I cannot WAIT to see that dress! The color combination is wonderful!

  6. Arizona February 27, 2009 at 23:39 #

    I love your dress. The fabrics are gorgeous!

  7. LindsayT February 28, 2009 at 07:54 #

    You make the cutest sundresses, Cidell.

  8. Gorgeous Things February 28, 2009 at 08:03 #

    I LOVE Zipperstop. Jeff (owner) is on my speed dial :)
    I love your color/print combos. That is going to be so cute!

  9. Leslie in Austin February 28, 2009 at 08:35 #

    Love Love Love Zipperstop! Any color you want, any length you want, any style you want! If you don’t yet have one, I recommend you purchase one of their color cards. It makes ordering (always by phone…) a zip!

  10. spottedroo February 28, 2009 at 08:43 #

    ooh-love the colors and patterns on the dress.

  11. Lisette M February 28, 2009 at 08:57 #

    I love zipperstop! I bought their color card when I was making my SIL wedding dress, to find the perfect color. They are a great resource.
    Love your dress!

  12. Gigi February 28, 2009 at 14:59 #

    OMG, I had a panic attack when your blog disappeared! I’m so glad I found your new site, whew.

  13. Birgitte February 28, 2009 at 16:45 #

    That zipper looks beautiful. I have some Riri zippers waiting for just the right project.

  14. Rachel February 28, 2009 at 17:21 #

    I really like those zippers. I am especially loving the clothing I have been seeing with exposed zippers.

  15. Marji February 28, 2009 at 23:33 #

    zipper – check!
    your own website – check
    sponsor – check
    the cherrywood yardstick – priceless

    can I be you when I grow up?

  16. Sigrid March 1, 2009 at 04:47 #

    It’s a great zipper, pity it came so late. Well worth the waiting (apart from being too late for the contest, which really is a pity). And the sundress: gorgeous, wish it was time to wear something like it.

  17. Jean March 1, 2009 at 10:03 #

    Great zipper! Thanks for the recommendation — I’ve been looking for new places to get zippers!

  18. Carol March 1, 2009 at 15:18 #

    I’m with you on the zippers. A good zipper is like good buttons. We spend a lot of time and money making garments, so it’s worth it to get something that little bit better if it moves the end product up a notch. I’m waiting for the excuse to buy some of those diamante zippers! I love the fabrics you’ve chosen for your dress. You inspired me to dig something out of my stash. My fabric looks nothing like yours, but something about the colours reminded me of a small brown floral I have that I bought a while ago. Late last night I dragged it out and cut out a dress that I downloaded from Burdastyle a few days ago. I think I’ll name it after you …

  19. Johanna Lu March 1, 2009 at 15:36 #

    You can never think too much about zippers, after all they can make or break a garment, literally. The sundress looks wonderful!

  20. Marjie March 1, 2009 at 17:47 #

    I love zipperstop! I have ordered from them. At one point, I ordered 18″ zippers, they didn’t have any, and called to ask if I’d like 22″ zippers. Hell, yeah! I can cut off the extra 4″ if need be! Love your new dress; I can’t wait for springtime, either!

  21. Leslie March 2, 2009 at 10:52 #

    Wow, I love the pull on that. It just looks sturdy. Yay for zipperstop!

  22. The Slapdash Sewist March 2, 2009 at 17:23 #

    Ooooh, love the dress! The colors! The brightness! The spaghetti straps! I need it to be warm.

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