The reason for my hands being on my hips for the back photo view is because I really need for hip room in the back. It rides up while wearing as there is not enough width at the hip area to sit well especially over jeans. DH wanted me to hold the back piece down so the tell tale wrinkles did not show.
The front needs a little more bust room. I made a FBA and eliminated the resulting dart. I can see the wrinkles under the best pointing to the need for more room. I think I can do a vertical adjustment to correct this.
The collar was not as bothersome as I thought it might be. Once you turn the neckline into a shawl time collar it works well. I still think I will pleat out some of the width on the next one.
The knit used was a sweater knit/rayon fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics. It wears well but fiddly to sew. The sleeves are still a little tight for my liking and will adjust those more next time.