It turned out waaay more fitted than the magazine model. Perhaps I should've gone up a size! But I'm happy with the result. It's a different silhouette than I was going for, but I can deal with it.
As you can see, I match my room decor. Plus, photography with cats! There's another knitted work in progress just to the right of her.
I had to knit and reknit the sleeves many times, at first because I goofed up the pattern, and then because I ran out of yarn. I calculated how long I could make them and still be able to finish up the body and seaming. Turns out I calculated wrong, so I had to unravel them and go even shorter!
I'd prefer the sleeves to be a bit longer, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
A couple of mirror views:
I'm hoping to finish up another nearly-done knitting project soon...just need to unbury the instructions! Now where did I put them??