My notes say that I knit the body longer (not sure what the pattern called for), but that seems to have been a good decision. The sleeves are 3.5" long from the armpits and I wish I had done a few more garter rows to make them longer. However, since the neckline is so open, the overall look works really well with the shorter sleeves. The kimono style is really cute. On the other hand, I would want to try a version where the crossover flaps are smaller. It still wraps around so far that the buttons are not even visible at the front. It is super cute, the pattern is a keeper.