So now I have a better fitting cardigan, the McCalls 6844 which everyone else seems to whizz up in five minutes with no fitting issues. It is still not a great fitting cardigan though, and when I ran some elastic through the back to bring the back waist in, I didn't spread it evenly (even though I tried) which has made the cardigan look rather home made which I'm not so happy about given I paid $90 for the fabric (really lovely merino).
I either have the narrowest shoulders in the whole entire world or I am doing something else wrong. After taking the shoulders in by 4cm already (each) and still having the garment hanging off my shoulders by another centimetre, I've had the brainwave that maybe I have cut a size too big around the neck.
Wow wee. Imagine getting that clever after 85 hours of alterations to the pattern, one wadder and now one that is wearable but not great.
I also have very short arms.
Still no pictures. Beyond bed time already.
First world problems for certain.