I knew from the notions list that they call for packaged bias tape. I'll make my own. Wouldn't it be nice if they mentioned making your own and how to do it? But, no this is an Easy Vogue pattern and I guess they deem it too hard. But I digress, the topic of this post is do you stay stitch and before they get to the binding, they tell you to stay stitch the neck edge. I don't do this anymore. I used to when I remembered and then for the most part I just stopped. I still do it for opposite curves like a very curvy princess seam that I have to clip, but mostly I don't stay stitch anymore. I don't think it keeps a seam from stretching. I'd be more inclined to stay a bias edge with tape, interfacing or a piece of thin
fabric. I also see directions for stay stitching a knit neck edge. This I really don't get. I do do this with Lynda Maynard's knit binding method, but I use interfacing on the neck edge first and the stay stitching is a placement guide for the binding.
If you've been watching Peggy Sagers webcasts she is vehemently opposed to stay stitching and other archaic home sewing methods. I feel vindicated in my laziness!
How about you, do you stay stitch and if you do when do you do it?