There was the cable down the front that was 're-cabled' and the endless seed stitch, which led me to believe that a 2T size is enormous! (Those little ones keep growing!)
Here's a few more trials that have been laid to rest:
The original calls for seed stitch continued along with the cable, but when the collar folds over you see the back of the cable. I found this fixable, errr, so I fixed it ....a few times.
First: Used stockinette and a reverse-side cable. The reverse stockinette shows.
A combination of garter and stockinette. Enough garter to straighten it just a tad. (Sorry about the color.... It truly is a hot pink!
The sleeve opening didn't look proportionally large enough for the size. I thought that the sleeves were wide enough at the top, but I changed my mind when I saw the body finished.
Fix: Open up the sides a bit more,
May your projects be problem-free!
Pattern: Powell, by Mags Kandis from Mission Falls Wee Knits 3; Yarn: Cotton Rich DK by Cascade Yarns, DK / 8 ply 64% Cotton, 36% Nylon, 135 yards