She's done! And I love it! Just in time for the coldest day of the year (so far) as temperatures were below -20 Celsius yesterday. I seamed it together and am thrilled with how well that went. I followed Kate Gagnon Osborne's tutorial, and it's the best job I've ever done. Working for a few inches and then pulling tight made the difference. The buttons were in my very small stash so I chose silver. I like them but they are very heavy, so they pull back the sweater when it's not buttoned. I will look for replacement buttons at some point.
Despite the buttons, I love the sweater. The fit is with about 2 inches ease at the full bust. I knit the Large (40 inches at bust). My measurements are 38 bust, 36 upper bust (under armpits), 29 waist, 38 hips... I like to know the amount of ease shown when I look at a photo so I can judge the size I want to knit. I added about 2.5 inches in length to the body and to the sleeves because I'm tall and have very long arms. So here she is!