Ease: zero ease at bust (size 38) allowed for slight positive ease at waist.
Yoke: I knit a few extra decreases for the raglan to get deeper shoulders, and more room in the upper arms.
Waist Shaping: as written in pattern, with attention to the space between my upper torso and waist.
Length: measured the length of my shirts/sweaters that fit well (don't ride up at the waist) and knit to that length.
Sleeves: knit to lower bicep with decreases as written, then knit cuffs in rib, incorporating 2 more decreases in ribbing every four rows. I knit sleeves before finishing the body so that I knew I'd have enough yarn for them prior to lengthening the body. If I needed more yarn, I would have ripped back ribbing to make it shorter at sleeves.
The only thing I don't like is the boatneck. This is not a fault of the pattern, but more my own size and style. I find the top of the neck rides up (you can see a slight ripple at centre front of neck). I'd modify the neck to make it a crew neck if I were to knit this again or knit another pattern with a boat neckline. I love scarves, so my solution is to wear a scarf to cover up the neckline.
I do like how it looks from the back, though (the cable is straight, just curved in this picture)