Do you know that there are so many different ways of sewing a shirt collar. David P Coffin sews his by attaching the collar stand to the shirt first then inserts the collar. The Pattern gives another version, and following a search on the internet this morning, I chose one of the old fashioned methods of making the whole collar (complete with stand) and then attaching it to the shirt.
One of my niggles of this shirt pattern (Kwik Sew 3883) is the size of the collar stand. To my mind it was just a fraction too thin, so I added an extra 1/4" to the upper edge of the collar stand and I think this is the best version of all three shirts. I have also done a much better job on my collar stay too, as they say practice makes perfect, and indeed the more I am making of these shirts, the better I am getting.
I made another minor change to the pattern by adding a small pleat on the back. To do this, just slice the pattern where you want the pleat, and insert a strip of paper (enough to make the size of the pleat you want). I only added an inch because I didn't want to make the shirt too baggy. Mike does want some darts in the back too, but I will put these in later when I can compare the size etc with his expensive shirt - this will give a nice bit of shaping to the back.