Use this clever facing technique for achieving better looking garments. When a garment has a separate front facing, such as a blouse, jacket, or skirt, cut the facing about longer at the hem. This helps assure a smooth ripple-free application.
Pattern Runway - Sewing Patterns for the modern seamstress.: How to: Sew an Exposed Zipper (with a seam). Boy, sewing techniques sure have changed since I started sewing in grade! Now we want the zippers to show on the outside!