"Relax, Georgie, I'm just making my collar and cuffs match."
~Carole Lombard (American Actress, 1908-1942)
Yesterday, I corrected the errors of my way. Once the neckband facing was pressed under I was set to go.
The collar and neckband pieces are finished. I have to say that it was worth all the time that went into this section.
I'm still not 100% sold on the 5/8" seam allowance and grading the allowance down because of all the time it took to finish.
On the up side, I did enjoy the relaxing time spent basting and hand-stitching. I'm kind of a geek that way too.