I don't usually make the same pattern twice. The challenge becomes lost. I have no TNT. However, I thought it would be very clever on my part to reproduce Vogue 2987. My thinking was again that this should go together really quickly, since I worked out all the kinks. I'd have another SWAP top in no time at all. I didn't take into consideration the difference in fabric.
This time around I used a black rayon jersey. The fabric has a lot of stretch, but that wasn't my first problem. I very carefully layed out each piece, was sure I had it right. Only when I went to put the top together did I realize the gathered side was on the opposite side from the last time. I did figure out what went wrong. The back was set on the fold, but the right and left sides were layed singularly. I had the paper pattern right side up, but the fabric was inside out. Duh!
The secondary problem was the stretching. I had to re-do the shoulder seams three times. I finally read about the differential feed on my serger. By adjusting it, the shoulders went together nicely. I took Sandra Betzina's advice from More Fabric Savvy to use a walking foot for topstitching. I bought the foot last year to prepare for making a faux Chanel jacket this year. What a pleasant experience. The foot was a dream to work with. If I hadn't adjusted the differential feed or used the walking foot, this piece would have gone in the trash. Instead I have this very soft, comfortable top.