Preventing stretch of top fabric while seaming
As a very infrequent sewer I would appreciate advice. I am in the middle of sewing a medium weight wool crepe dress and noticed that the top fabric is stretched by the presser foot when sewing longer seams. I have changed the balance on my Bernina because the tension adjustment didn’t help, but the problem persists. Using tissue would make precision difficult and because of the material I am afraid to use anything fusible/soluble to keep the layers together. Basting has not made much of a difference, so I am “stuck”, hoping for inspiration. BTW: I am sewing with the No. 1 all-purpose foot.