Trouble finding zippers
So I have the Sewaholic Minoru jacket around the top of my "to sew" list at the moment. If you are one what I imagine is the few people unaware of the Minoru jacket pattern in sewblogland, this is it:
This is what I've gathered to make the Minoru: a very nice baby wale cord (or maybe velveteen. I can't decide which it is), what I think is stretch charmeuse as the lining and the 30" zip required. Happy with the fabrics, but that zip doesn't sit quite right with me. It's the best option I can come up with at the local Spotlight. I was hoping for a brass zip, but couldn't find one anywhere near long enough. And the closest acceptable colour I can find in nylon is this brown...not good.
So I've done the next obvious thing and trawled the net looking for zips, and haven't come up with much. The closest I've found is from the Zipper Shipper website, but not close enough for me to warrant the extra $$$ it will cost.
I'm asking the sewing Brains Trust out there...do you have a website that you think might be useful for zips? I'll investigate any suggestions.
Or, should I just start again, put aside this fabric for some other project, but on the second go round buy the zip first then buy the fabric to match.
Any input would be appreciated!