The directions are pretty easy to follow. In the last step, it says to topstitch around the collar but I did not do t shoulder and nehat. Also, All the seam allowances are 5/8" and I felled the seams 1/8" away from the stitching line (like they do in the Alabama Chanin designs) but then you have extra seam allowance so I trimmed way the excess. The directions do it differently but I did it the way Natalie does it in her books. Also, the reinforced stitching at the neck is super important (where you have to clip to the stitching) as that is where you turn the collar and facing over. Oh and make sure you do a good job marking all your notches/dots/etc! I used double faced wax tracing paper the first time around. One last thing: When I stitched seams, I used tailors chalk and marked the seam lines w/a ruler like Natalie demonstrated in the class - it makes it much easier!