After the last Renfrew top sewing trouble, I tried again with this lovely striped 99 cent/yard cotton. Oh yes, Fabrix has a “sale” table even though their prices are super cheap to start with. This time around there was no wiggly seam-age. I properly adjusted my serger to sew wave free seams and changed the topstitch to a stretch stitch on my Bernina. I used the one that looks like honeycomb, for lack of a more precise description.
This fabric has much less stretch than the magenta fabric in the previous top. It’s a bit less comfortable to wear, but it doesn’t look like a mess. Tradeoff. I have tons more fabric that is super stretchy and more tissue-y. Clingy stuff, so we shall see if that’s a disaster.
The only problem I’ve got with the top is that I wore it out to eat and got burrito guts in the collar! I know, that collar is a crumb catcher – or chicken mole catcher in this case! I keep washing the top hoping the spots will fade, but I may break down and go buy some laundry spot treatment. I like the top and will make many more iterations. I hope you won’t get bored, but it’s fun for me to make stuff I actually wear.