I've wanted to make this top for some time, but several factors stopped me.
my sister brought home from Switzerland for me. She's a wonderful enabler and I love her for it! It began my love affair with burda. But, the issue is in French, and while I took some French in High School, it's been a few years. I also really wanted to use this striped slinky knit to make it. Stripe matching + slinky knit = definite swearing. When Mom was here last weekend, she gave me some slinky sewing tips that she learned at Expo, so I just decided I was going to throw caution to the wind!
Well, I still like this top, but if I make it again, it won't be in a stripe!! And I'll lengthen it. It was way short, so I had to add the band at the bottom. I actually think it works with the cuffs and neckband. I think this ends my string of navy. Maybe I'll actually have to *gasp* thread my sewing machine!
As for the sewing of slinky, I actually didn't think it was all that bad, although I wouldn't recommend it for your first knitwear! I used the recommendations from "More Fabric Savvy" as well as these great tips. I used a 130/705 H-S stretch needle with poly metrosene thread and a narrow (0.5 on my machine) but long (3 for me) triple zigzag for the seams. I decreased the presser foot pressure significantly and used a Teflon foot to reduce stretching in the seams. A walking foot or serger with differential feed would have been great, but I don't have either of those things, so I made do, and it worked out fine. Since I ended up using a band at the hems, I didn't need to hem it, but from my reading I had decided that I was going to use the steam a seam lite with twin needle method. Since I didn't I can't really comment on that.
Despite my stripe mismatch, I'm happy with my first foray into slinky. You should give it a go, too! It's such a great fabric to wear!