|This is just a reminder to try your garments on while you are making them. Probably many times if it's the first time you've made a particular pattern. This is true even when you've done the flat-pattern measuring, altering, etc. Those are a great start, but each fabric is going to be a little different, and will usually benefit from at least some minor individual tweaking. It's so easy to get caught up in the excitement of the actual sewing, that it's easy to go past a needed fitting point without trying the garment to see whether you will like it as is, or if you need to make changes. These changes are always easier to make before we have to rip back to do them.
So, keep trying things on, even if you think you've made an adjustment perfectly as marked from the last try-on.
Nothing is more important than the final look.
So many sewers get caught up in the perfect seam finish, perfect thread, perfect zipper insertion, perfect hemming technique, etc. All these things are VERY important, and that should go without saying, but you must always be aware of the finished garment look. No one will care that your pants seams have the world's most beautiful HongKong binding when you are wearing the pants and the crotch is too short, or whatever. You know from experience which garments you love to wear because you feel wonderful in them, and which ones are beautiful, but they hang in the closet because something just isn't right. It's not always something you can help by trying the garment and making changes as you go, and wadders will crop up now and then, but few garments have ever been ruined by too much trying on, and anything that might be ruined by it should have a muslin done so that you can try IT on as needed. Then you can proceed as shown by the muslin.
I hope this isn't "preachy" or annoying, but I remind myself of this every so often, and I though others might like to be reminded too. :)