Not that it was that difficult, seeing as I have a tape measure collection, but I found one and decided to make it a sweater, not a dress. I also tried it on and it fits just like I wanted it to - not too tight, not too loose, just right. In addition to binding off the body, I also got all the ends woven in before I started my first sleeve. See? It was a productive weekend. The sleeves will have more stripes than the body and they’ll only be the darker color and ivory - none of the pale blue green will be on the sleeves.
I think this pattern could be one I knit a lot of - it’s a classic shape, and did you notice the stripes? I could do all kinds of things with the stripes! I also tend to live in sweaters like this when it gets cold - I wear them like long sleeved t-shirts. Of course I could also knit this shape without the stripes, but where would the fun be in that?