Loes Hinse Bianca top (she calls it a sweater) using the striped side on the bias for the neckline and hem.
Sewing is a tactile endeavor, so when the feeling in the fingers can't discern the correct side for fusible interfacing, you have to punt. So here's what I did when I applied some soft fusible to the shoulder seams. I used some left over pattern paper that I keep around and sandwiched the fusible and the fabric between it and pressed. If I applied the wrong side to the fabric, the fusible would stick to the paper and not the iron, and this also protects your ironing board cover. Turns out my guesses were good on both shoulders. Perhaps this trick will help you keep the sticky off your iron and ironing board as well! More about this on the Bianca Flickr Set.
|Fusible applied to shoulder -- I just cut off the excess|
|Fabric/fusible sandwiched between paper|
For the hem, I cut the garment with the wide hem allowance, then applied a doubled raw bias band of the knit around the bottom. So this Bianca top is longer than one that has the wide hem.
Oh yeah I made some mistakes because of these fingers but ripped them out and happily continued. I'm just happy I can still stand/sit/press and use the presser feet -- going through all the motions required to make a garment.