I like to make shirts for my toddler with novelty prints, but I can’t seem to master collars and facings. The collar on my latest shirt has a tuck at the shoulder seam, at the transition point from the section where the entire collar was machine stitched to the shirt to where the top collar was handstitched down to hide the seam allowance. I also had to fight to keep tucks from forming in the shirt. Any suggestions?
Also, I’m having trouble with hand-stitching the folded edge of the facing down onto the shoulder seam allowance – it seems that if it’s not right, the facing will buckle. Is there another way to finish that portion of a shirt facing?