I also set in the sleeves, but i think I need a layer of batting and maybe a layer of canvas to help the structure of the sleeves.BUT, you will not truly have identity for the garment until you have the collar on it. I am still undecided. I like the pleats and how they creat the texture and the character. But, I am thinking of toning down the statement like making it straighter and narrower. I will wait and think about it tomorrow.
I hope to be done with this and wearing it! Maybe if nothing else comes up.
I have plenty of other things in various stages of unfinished, which does usually keep me from wearing them!