Did you get the pattern on Ravelry or perhaps the designer left her/his contact info. Some top down patterns are a little hard to understand, depending on how it is written. I had a hard time on my first one, but it suddenly made sense. If you could give the name, I may be able to look at it more closely and perhaps be able to help.
Another thing that may help is to put little tags on the markers and a note on the fabric between the for left front, sleeve, back, sleeve, right front.