I made this top last summer and I love the collar!! I didn't add the sleeves as you can see. I thought the collar was enough to cover my arms for the summer. There is a lining to the top and I added seam binding to the armholes. I must say, it sewed together really fast. Thanks to my son for taking the pic. I did have some nice brown heels to match but had been on my feet all day and just couldn't bear to put those puppies back on for the pic!