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    Hey there, I was wondering, how many of you put the zippers in the front and how many put them in the back? And, do you think the dress looks backwards with it in the back? Just wondering b/c I see lots of dresses both ways.
    37
    Back
    13.51%
    5
    Front
    75.68%
    28
    No Zipper
    10.81%
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    TARHEEL BORN, TARHEEL BRED, WHEN I DIE I'LL BE TARHEEL DEAD!

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    I usually do mine in the front. It is easier for me to get into and zip up. I usually wear a scarf & choker drop to hide the zipper.
    "What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself." ~ A.B.
    When not dancing, I am thinking about dancing.

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    • #3
      Front Front Front!!!

      two reasons why I put my zipper in the front and only in the front -

      1) You can cover the zipper with your choker drop or scarf (whichever you prefer) if it is in the front.
      2) When I am dancing in grand entry, I tend to check out the applique work of the dancer in front of me, if you put the zipper in the back, you would have to adjust the applique work on the dress to accomodate a back zipper. Why not just put in the front and then you can avoid this problem altogether?

      Just my two cents.

      Sweet Syilx

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      • #4
        I usually put it in the back... I have always done it this way. No particular reason. I am not very big on the applique, one because i don't know how to do it right and, two I am more of a traditional jingler.

        ~Kelli
        If you lose the drum beat of the creator, you are lost in life - Aanishnabe

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sweet Syilx
          two reasons why I put my zipper in the front and only in the front -

          1) You can cover the zipper with your choker drop or scarf (whichever you prefer) if it is in the front.
          2) When I am dancing in grand entry, I tend to check out the applique work of the dancer in front of me, if you put the zipper in the back, you would have to adjust the applique work on the dress to accomodate a back zipper. Why not just put in the front and then you can avoid this problem altogether?

          Just my two cents.

          Sweet Syilx
          I Agree!
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          • #6
            Zipper in front or back...

            I always put my zipper in front. Me? I am always running late for Grand Entry or for contest.. so it's easier to throw my dress on and and zip while, I am running.. lol! I don't know if anyone else is like that, but I agree too about the applique on the back. It would be hard to insert a zipper on the applique designs. I have seen it done, but everything ends up all crooked.

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            • #7
              I have a skirt so I don't use a zipper.
              Like those who came before us and those that will follow; so shall we dance.

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              • #8
                prefer the zipper in the front .. it does kinda look backwards if its in the back .. lol

                and what about the zippers on leggings .. seen some ppl where their's with the zipper on the back of the leg. it looks odd .. looks better with the design on the back of the leg
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                • #9
                  leggings? zippers in the front
                  Like those who came before us and those that will follow; so shall we dance.

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                  • #10
                    Zippers in the front for both dresses and leggings...

                    There are some ppl out there who are wearing their dresses backwards.. with the zipper in the back..I have seen darts pointing to the shoulder blades, necklines much lower in the back and high in front.. don't know. maybe they just can't tell by the fit that their dresses are literally on backwards..........

                    When my girl was younger.. it was so much easier getting her ready with the zipper in front.. she could at least do that up herself!! lol
                    "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

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                    • #11
                      yup zippers in the front of dress and leggings are the best then lol. it is easier to get ready. just wondering for the one who posted about having a skirt, how do you keep your skirt up and do you have pics of your regalia? and the person who posted above me, your avatar rocks, 'always fresh at tim hortons!' lol
                      TARHEEL BORN, TARHEEL BRED, WHEN I DIE I'LL BE TARHEEL DEAD!

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                      • #12
                        I just finished my daughter's first jingle, no zippers. Two piece outfit, the skirt has elastic waist and sewn in suspenders. top fits on over head, and has matching belt. It turned out nice.

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                        • #13
                          well i dont have any dance clothing but in learning about ,the opening in the back for unmarried and in the frount for married for feeding babies,
                          now that im unmarried i was thinking what would i do.if i ever was able to dance .the frount sounds right to me
                          Last edited by 2lineCarrandMorgan; 08-24-2006, 08:28 PM. Reason: Choctaw or Oneida clothing , to new to know
                          Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass..It's about learning to dance in the rain. for me and the wolf

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Little Man's Ma View Post
                            Zippers in the front for both dresses and leggings...

                            There are some ppl out there who are wearing their dresses backwards.. with the zipper in the back..I have seen darts pointing to the shoulder blades, necklines much lower in the back and high in front.. don't know. maybe they just can't tell by the fit that their dresses are literally on backwards..........

                            When my girl was younger.. it was so much easier getting her ready with the zipper in front.. she could at least do that up herself!! lol
                            thank you for putting my zippers in the front when i was little... but how come i dont get zippers at all anymore?

                            lol, lubs you mommy

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Little Man's Ma View Post
                              Zippers in the front for both dresses and leggings...

                              There are some ppl out there who are wearing their dresses backwards.. with the zipper in the back..I have seen darts pointing to the shoulder blades, necklines much lower in the back and high in front.. don't know. maybe they just can't tell by the fit that their dresses are literally on backwards..........

                              When my girl was younger.. it was so much easier getting her ready with the zipper in front.. she could at least do that up herself!! lol
                              lol, i remember some of those girls.... from like way back in the day when i was like in grade 2...you always made me go tell them thier dresses were on backwards... i was only like 7 telling a 12 year old... it was scary...lol... back in the day...

                              :D

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