Elen, though it will require buying a book, I strongly suggest you get Stephanie Japel's Fitted Knits. She explains exactly how to adapt patterns to fit YOU based on your measurements (I mean it's not like all women with 36" busts are shaped the same). The book also has some beautiful sweater patterns, and all are knit with raglan sleeves, just like GG.
Ooh, I love the eyelet cardigan! I saw that when I bought the GG pattern but had to resist...
I didn't use the backwards loop cast-on; I used long-tail. I couldn't get backwards loop to work. I hope using the long-tail doesn't affect the fit :help:
I think I've knit the lacy portion incorrectly or something; it's all wonky and looks nothing like the sweater on the pattern pic. Anyone else having that problem?