Charlotte has given you very clever instructions but here are a few photos to help you on your way.....(okay,a lot of photo's)!
I then chose to neaten the back edges.
Rolling your invisible zipper press it flat. Now do not zip it again until completed.
Place the right side of the zip on the right side of the fabric. Follow your pattern and markings.
I do not normally baste.....but baste here,it will save so much time and be far more accurate! Go on,it won't take long and Charlotte agrees with me!
The stitched in zipper.
Before attaching the other side I marked the zip and fabric for guidance.
Repeat,basting and sewing the right side of the zipper to the right side of the fabric.
It will look like this!
And from the right side.
My zipper was too long so I followed Charlottes Clever instructions to shorten it!
Following the instructions,pin your right sides together below your zipper and matching your zipper stitching sew together.
I left my basting in to guide me from where to start.
I used my zipper foot,but you can start with it and then switch to normal if you prefer!
Charlotte warned me there may be a gap......and there was,but nothing a little hand sewing couldn't fix.
Now you see it....
Now you don't!
Done,zipper in,easy peasy!
Neaten the top edge,which is facing edge.
Fold the facing along the neck fold line,I pinned my seams together.
Now we are ready to do the pleats.....