I've had a few problems along the way. The sleeves are supposed to be eased in, creating a lot of gathers that, on this fantastic metallic copper, fabric are highly visible and compete with the neckline. I want the sleeves to be completely smooth at the cap, or certainly not visibly gathered, and since this is a very stretchy polyester lycra fabric, I think that should be fine: there's really no need for all that extra ease.
So I'll probably have to cut down the cap so it's not so high; still figuring out the best way to do that without simply eyeballing it, which is generally the way I work.
Here's the neckline before I attached the collar. Pretty neat, huh? Those gathers were easy to do and I love the way they look.
This project has gone pretty fast. Since the fabric is stretchy and the top is basically like a loose turtleneck shirt, I decided not to use a zipper but rather just pull it over my head. As you can imagine, that made the whole process a lot easier.
I hope to finish this up later today or tomorrow. I'll keep you posted!