i know mattress has been addressed lots and i’ve found tons of resources on it including the videos here, but my problem is the resources i’ve found are garter to garter, st st to st st or vertical to horizontal st st. my two pieces being seamed are not the same stitch and since I have never been a pro at finishing to begin with, i’m totally clueless.
it is a purse with two sides done in stockinette stitch and then a gusset that is cabled. you then sew the gusset to the front of the purse and then to the back of the purse as opposed to sewing the back and front together. (I’m thinking I could’ve done this in the round in retrospect, but TOO LATE (sigh))
anyway, the gusset section is a P2, K4, P2 on the RS, so when I line up the back of the bag to the gusset, I have stockinette Vs on one side and somewhat-obscured-by-WS-selvedge-stitch-V reverse stockinette on the other.
i contemplated using the selvedge stitch V from the WS of the gusset with the Vs from the RS of the bag, but the selvedge st is a mess and i can barely make out the Vs. (I pull my second stitch tight to avoid the messy edges, probably should have skipped that here in retrospect)
the pattern specifically states mattress, but offers no other insight… i’m at a loss… any ideas?