Yoke's no Joke - that's the terrible pun out of the way and here's the rub. I really struggled with getting the facings and innner yoke attached to the outer yoke. It has taken me two and a half goes to get to this stage.
Go No1: I pinned the facings and yoke and machined with them on top. It looked like there was some ease to manage around the neck but, as it was lying on the feed dogs I thought they would take care of it. First time around left me with three dirty great puckers in the outer yoke and a small one in the under collar - YUK. I ripped out the neck seam and tried again.
Go No2: I didn't pin. I just aligned the raw edges and followed the dots left by my ripped seam. Took it very slowly, lifting the presser foot, smoothing things down and realigning the edges frequently, every half inch or so. Things went much more easily without the pins to worry about and I felt I could see and feel whether the bottom layers were lying flat. I only ended up with one small pucker this time which I spotted early on so I only had to rip out about an inch and a half to get the outer yoke flat.
Go No3: Produced what we see in the pictures.
It's not bad but it's not right. Some how the collar has shifted or my seam allowance got narrower because less of the right half of the collar is enclose by the shirt front and facings than the left.
This also means that the lapel notch on the right shirt front is about a quarter of an inch longer than on the left. This is very noticeable when I place the lapels and collars point to point but less so when the shirt is on (I think).
Now. What to do? Should I rip out a short length of the collar and try to even things up by burying it further beteween the yoke and facing? Could this be a recipe for disaster? Should I chalk this collar up to experience, be mindful of what has happened here when making the next shirt and live what I have? Is it wearable or does it SCREAM?