How do you like that Wonder Woman pose? Taxes are paid and stretchy top is completed, the world is my oyster. I finally put a day off to good use (rather than the usual dicking around) and finished the top you see before you. It turns out sewing with really stretchy fabric is just fine when you follow the instructions. I sewed the straight seams with a veddy skinny zigzag stitch and finished the seams with the serger. I used the suggested settings in my serger user’s manual to get the serger tension and differential feed under control, and there were no wobbly seams. Another fab-u-lous thang was the double needle in the sewing machine for all the top stitching. The double needle produces a straight stitch on the outside of the garment and is zigzag underneath. This gives you a nice stretchy seam that gives the top a finished look.
Pattern: Burda, 4/2005; Pattern #112A
Fabric: 2-way stretch blend, 1 yard in periwinkle
Sewing machines: Bernina 1080; Bernette 004 serger.