I have finished my Simple Knitted Bodice and managed to eke one wearing before it got too hot.
I'm really pleased with the sweater, easy to knit, easy to fit. I would totally recommend it for a first sweater. The pattern is by Stefanie Japel, issued by Stitch Diva. The yarn is Sirdar Balmoral which I received for my birthday from Eileen.
I did modify the pattern by eliminating the waist shaping, to match my own lack of waist shaping. I also knitted the lace waistband a little lower than the pattern. The great thing about this pattern is that is is knitted in one piece from the top down, so its easy to keep trying it on to ensure you get the fit you require.