O.K. Gotta make it!
The scarf is removeable. That super tiny picture on the envelope shows a round neckline, not a funnel, if I’m seeing it correctly. The top of the sleeves are cut-on, kimono style, and it looks like a basic cowl design at the bicep. On that picture of Hepburn, do I see a seam above her elbow at the base of the cowl seam, separating the top sleeve w/ cowl from the bottom tight sleeve? I can’t visualize how to draft that cowl without making the lower part of the sleeve a separate piece. Any pattern makers out there? I don’t detect any darts, so the dart control is moved to the CB and side seams. Hey, I just noticed that the back is cut on the bias. Love those plaids. Looks like the stripes are matched on the sleeve, so the front would be cut on the bias too. Interresting.
So, I’ll take my sloper top, leave the bust dart open, move the waist dart to CF, and redraft CF from the neck curve out to about the opposite bust point, then curve to the side seam about a good inch above the waist. How am I doing so far? On the back, I’ll move half the dart width to CB and half to side seam. The shoulder dart to the upper back? Or doesn’t that matter because the sleeves are cut on? (and it’s on the bias)
I’ll draft on the sleeve to the elbow from the side seam. The top should follow the shoulder slope straight out to mid bicep and come back at 90 degrees and curve into the elbow to get the cowl. Right? The rest looks pretty easy. One last thing, would this be considered fitted with a 4″ ease, or semi with a 5″ ease thereabouts?