With the facing and bias-tape binding it would have been such a pain to take the zipper out and put a new one in, so I was in need of a clever plan B. It came to me, and it's one of those super easy solutions that one fails to see sometimes. At least I think so. I simply attached the new one to the old one, adding a bit of zipper coolness...:
Am I crazy or is it even cooler than before? And lesson learned, always buy good quality zippers! I went all the way this time with one that opens and closes from top and bottom, which really is perfect for this cape:
Who knows, maybe you can use this idea and turn a broken zipper defeat into a victory, too.
This was the problem, by the way:
By the way, I finished the 1938 dress and will post about it asap!
I have also changed my commenting system, it should work for everybody now.
Happy sewing and all the best to you,