I have had a very common experience when making banded-collar shirts.
If you'll excuse the blurry photos, I can show easier than I can explain:
The collar wraps so far around that it overlaps when the band button is done up.
Of course, I will never wear it done up, but it's annoying just the same
Since I was doing laundry today, I had one of my hubby's RTW shirts handy, to photograph for contrast.
Not only do the front collars not overlap, there is a substantial gap between them.
For years and years, I have assumed it's because I'm such a mediocre seamstress that I just can't get the collars right.
But I'm coming to a different conclusion now.
I think the drafts are bad.
You'd think I would have figured this out by now, and started walking that seam to make sure it's going to work.
I will be pulling that pattern out and giving that a good check before I write the review.
But first I have to pick out about 4 buttonholes.
The 'this ought to be a good idea' buttonhole foot.
Except it makes a buttonhole that's a bit too big, so I actually have to use a button that is slightly smaller than my intended button in order to get one the right size.
I made buttonholes in the neckband and sleeve cuffs, then tried it on to mark the rest of the buttonholes on the band. Well, actually to just mark the button that goes at the full bust, since that 's the one spot that there Must Be A Button. Then I marked off the rest of the buttons from that.
And I thought that those buttonholes looked awfully big...but I hadn't moved anything so I just shook my head and kept going.
I had to refill the bobbin...that's when I noticed that somehow the little slider that holds the button in place on the foot had gotten jostled or somesuch thing and was not holding the button securely.
So it was making buttonholes about 1/8" too long.