So... Here it is!
This was the first collar I put in and it was certainly not easy. I do not make any attempt to be a perfectionist but collars require perfection and precision. I can do precision, but perfection alludes me. But I think I killed the collar! I am going to make another shirt with a collar and some pajamas for the boyz so I can master the collar.
I also learned that interfacing is my new besticle friend. I love interfacing. And belts. Isn't the belt fab? The most important thing I learnt is that being a perfectionist does not necessarily mean that the results will be any better than if you are going for speed, or as I like to call it, efficiency. Let me explain. There is a lady in my class who cut, marked, pressed, pinned to the T. She started sewing before me and was way ahead of me. Then there is me. I just go. I am all about business. I have about 2 hours a couple times a week to sew so I try to get as much done during that time that I can. I don't have time to pin and re-pin 100 times. What I am saying is that Lady probably spent twice as long on her dress than I did and it did not turn out any better/worse than mine. I beat myself up trying to be more of a perfectionist but the more I sew and do other things too, I am finding that perfectionism doesn't really add much to the end result, other than time:) I do think that I could pay a little more attention to reading the directions. That is time well spent!