Sticking with the black serger thread, I pulled out this knit from my stash, it has a subtle glitter running through it. The wrong side of the fabric will show on this design unless you double up the collar/tie piece, but this may add a lot of bulk depending on the fabric.
On first reading I found the instructions utterly mind boggling. It was only when I studied the line drawings and realised that one end of the neck tie is caught in the centre front seam with a loop to pull the other end through that the penny dropped. I made a 38 with no adjustments and after my last Burda knit top disaster it was good to have no fit problems with this one.
I like how this turned out, the shaping is just right for a knit top, I'm still on the fence about whether the tie is too long and it does extend past the hem which is different to the line drawing. The edges are unfinished so it's easy enough to lop a bit off the free end. This is a one way decision though so I want to be sure - to chop or not to chop?
I also discovered a setting on my camera called "beautiful skin" which sounded good to me, but happily it does seem to be better at taking photos of dark clothing in not great light by using a soft flash. When I force the flash indoors it is usually really harsh on the clothes (and makes me look like a scared red eyed alien) so this does seem to be an improvement, but weirdly when I don't look at the camera it turns my skin orange!