I made it through to the collar! I know, I can hardly believe it myself! I was stumped in a couple parts of the pattern. A few others said that the pattern was worded weirdly. But with a lot of help from those on my WeBeYarnin page as well as in the fb knitting group...it came out pretty well so far.
I still have to sew up the under arms and tuck in all the ends...also, there were a couple mistakes on my short rows, but I can go back and fix em right up.