Ok. I like to think I’ve got the sewing thing down. Sure, there’s stuff I don’t know how to do, but I get how to make a T-shirt! Why oh why can you explain the crazy waves I got putting the bands on the Renfrew top?
Is it because gremlins blew on the fabric as I was sewing it and caused waves?
Is it because I neglected to change my serger’s feed dogs to the differential feed setting for stretchy knits? Yes. It was. Is that a hard operation to perform. No. You literally turn an exposed knob 3/8″. ARGH!
So my dork-handedness has resulted in a very pretty, well fitting sleepytime t-shirt. I have more material and will make this again WITH THE PROPER SERGER ADJUSTMENT! At least I know it fits nicely. I have found no other upside.
My only excuse is that this fabric is interlock. What does that mean? It’s a stretchy fabric that may not be suitable for this pattern (or for me for that matter). It has no “wrong” side in that it’s knit as 1×1 rib. Super stretchy. Bad choice. Super cheap though. It’s dead to me.