So I ripped back and started over, this time casting on in the round so that the difficulty of the size 36 chart wouldn't kill me.
Here is the new progress:
To transition from the round to flat for the body, I ended on an odd row, cast on the WS, worked an even row back, cast on the RS, then continued with the chart. (I tried ending on the even & that just ended up reversing the chart--odd rows WS, even rows RS--NOT a good idea!)
I don't know if you can tell from the shot, but I've decided to forgo rows 25-48 because I don't like the look of the transition. Makes the chart easier to memorize.
Did you ever work out how to lengthen this? I have 1/2 of the left sleeve done, and I love it, but the more I look at the picture, the more I know I'm not going to be able to pull off "cropped."
To lengthen, simply cast on more for sts the body, counting them to match with your pattern repeats +1 for the selvedge st.
Currently mine is a bit longer, but I also didn't increase as much for the sleeves (stopped at 54 sts). I cast on 41 sts. you should be able to guess the length by using the width of your sleeve repeats as a guide/gauge swatch.
the number of stitches you cast on for the right front is 1/2 your total sts minus (the total of 6+the nunber of stitches you decreased the left front for your size). (for me, that was 136/2 - [6 + 6--for small] = 56sts).