So I started garment sewing a year ago. My first skirt was a denim a-line skirt with a back zipper. It was a very simple McCall's pattern. I didn't really believe in that whole "finishing seams" thing back then.
Believe it or not, the facing piece is finished with a decorative stitch. You just can't see it very well and it still frayed like crazy. That zipper is waaaaay bad. Look at how "off" it is.
To do the hem, I folded twice and sewed on a decorative stitch to the bottom. This is stretch denim and the hem ended up wavy and puckered.
Yikes. This is the zipper from the outside. I like this skirt and wear it sometimes but only under a very long top.
Overall, I am just delighted that my skills have come so far in a short period of time. Just thought I would share my first garment sewing project. I am glad that my current skirts look nothing like this and are much more professional-looking.