As promised, and after many requests, I’ve created a tutorial for changing the half zip in your Surf to Summit Top pattern to be a fully-opening zipper! This is a pretty straightforward change but I like to be very thorough in my explanations so don’t be scared by the amount of steps – half of them are me just adding clarification.

This tutorial not only works for the Ladies version of our Surf to Summit Top pattern, but also the men’s version, too! I did this same change for our athlete model, Jason, when he wore the Surf to Summit Top with our men’s Lightspeed Leggings pattern.

Additionally, you could also use this tutorial for the Cycling Top design in our “Sew Your Own Activewear” book. In that case you’ll need to add the seam allowance to the CF edge of the Lower Front instead of the Front, and join the two fronts... [read more]