Anyways. The pointed collar and ties at the wrist had to go.
ladder stitch to join the sides invisibly. I wish I had a better way to explain it- I am a lot better at explaining knitting than I am sewing!
And the edges of the sleeves are sewn slightly together to help them roll up better- not all the way though, since it would bunch up at the top of the seam.
Much better! Some days I amaze myself :)