I have made a few tops recently. In some of them I used french seams and in others I didn’t. In the last Sorbetto I made, the instructions don’t say to french seam the side seams, but I did it anyway.
The Wiksten tank pattern includes instructions for such a finish.
The Violet pattern just instructs to ‘finish your seams’ after you’ve sewn them, at which point it is too late for a french seam. I wish I had considered this, and the kind of material I was working with, before moving on. Even though I zigzagged all of my edges on the widest setting, some of it has frayed a little and the zigzags are coming loose.
This is kind of disappointing but I think that until I make the leap to getting an overlocker, I need to consider using french seams more often.
What do you think? Are you afraid of french seams or do you use them all the time?