This is the collar. The facing is just ok.
This part was sewn and ripped 5 times. I thought that the 6th time was a charm, it lay pretty flat, the back part by the zipper is totally enclosed, the lace is standing up pretty straight as it should, I hand tacked it down in several places on the inside and was very happy until this morning when I got up - looked at the little lace hearts on the trim. We probably need to pick a different trim for the top of this dress as this one has a little "header" that is hidden in the seam - I can't just easily rip it out and turn it over so that it is right side up. The only thing left on this dress besides this collar is the lower skirt portion. I think I will put that on and hem it and then think about the trim at the top. As Scarlet O'Hara said, "I'll think about that tomorrow....."