If you are looking for a pattern that is knitted from the neck down - This pattern from Knitting Pure & Simple is for you because of 2 reasons:
1. Because it is knitted from the top down, you have exact control over the body length & sleeve length.
2. There is no assembly - everything is knitted on circular or dp needles. All you have to do is weave in loose ends.
Sizing is very accurate. I wanted 3/4 sleeves so adjusted the sleeve pattern accordingly. Am very happy with the finished product.