Intended to fit with 8” / 20.5 cm positive ease.
The front and back lace panels are worked first. Stitches are picked up along the side of one panel, additional stitches are cast on for the neck opening, then stitches are picked up along the side of the other panel. The sides are worked outward, towards the side seam and sleeve.
Block the lace panels to the measurements shown on the schematic before picking up stitches for the sides and sleeves.