Perhaps I shouldn't be, but I am proud of it. I am. Ever so. I did one hand-picked zipper about two decades ago. This is my second. I've done one on the machine. (Sort of. I got a lot of help from Marticia.) Is it perfect? Not even close.
I used Susan Khalje's tutorial from Threads. Most helpful.
I also stitched with vintage buttonhole twist. Pink may have looked prettier, but I liked the idea of old thread, obtained from a vintage pattern.
The inside is less than neat. Still. I don't think it looks so bad from the outside. What do you think?