The first time I made the top, the straps stretched, resulting in a gaping neckline and armholes that were much too large. The second time, I cut the fabric for the straps too small. With stretch knits, a bit too small works better than too large. I decided to wear the top to work today, a rather daring thing to do, since I have to make a good impression on my clients.
I got two unsolicited compliments! I almost hated to cover up the top with a jacket when I met with clients, but this is conservative San Antonio, not laid-back Austin. One has to look "professional." Later ... make that 3 unsolicited compliments. My husband commented that the top has a slimming effect, and he really likes the color. He was surprised to learn that I made it.