Another little thing I had to do was cut the collar in two pieces each, rather than on the fold. This was to maximise on all those little bits that are just not quite big enough.
This has not affected the look of the collar and if anything makes sure it is central at the back!
Here is the little sleeve band, I will use this idea again as it gives a nice finish.
It was just a case of folding a strip, sewing it to the bottom, neaten the edge and then topstitching on the right side.
I shortened the overlength when cutting out too as this is quite a long shirt on the pattern.
I am very happy with it, and managed to force it out of one metre. There really are only tiny bits left that have gone in a little box for applique or very small patchwork. The pattern has been carefully folded and put away for next time.