I wanted to weigh in! I am so impressed with your fashion drawings.
WOWZA! YOU GO GIRL!
I just taught myself to do the same recently, but I am doing it with pencil. I went nuts and started re-drawing all my patterns to my body shape!
Then I started designing, just fitted a sloper, made a dress form, and am now sewing very fitted garments to my fat hourglass figure. I gotz a bit obsessed with fitting fat bodies. It's quite a challenge.
My drawings show we are similar shapes. I found the croquet on an internet search and made some changes based on my shape.
I love love love the fitted waist on myself. On my blog there are pictures of these dresses on me. Also the process of getting through the sloper and fat body fitting issues are there.
Fitting Issues were:
-waist almost 20 inches smaller than hips 47W/ 62H
-upper bust 5 inches smaller than full bust
-large upper arms 20 inches in circumference
-uneven hem (big butt)
All of the above are NORMAL body fitting issues for real women. And all these issues are not designed for in commercial patterns. YOU know!
So major problems with puckering on the upper rear and bagginess in the upper chest, too smallsleeves. All these are regular RTW clothing problems.
I am still fine tuning some of these fitting issues but I am darn close. The easiest to tackle was the upper arms. The obvious is the flutter sleeve design to work around this. But with careful work I drafted a fitted short sleeve. There is a constant struffle between the sleeve size and raising and lowering that arm scythe Low arm scythes make me nuts because they cause bagging, and i hate that.
I have yet to get a good fitted long sleeve.
The swayback is greatly improved by using 2 darts on the rear as well as a wide slope from waist to hip. This is where full skirts are great. In working with my fabric sloper I had issues with my side seam being pulled to the back. I added more fabric to the back and it still went all crooked. I never figure out wtf happened there
The chest bust problem I am still working on. I am using french darts right now to control this. As well as in multisize patterns doing a size-blending on the chest area to a smaller size.
As far as styles and flattering and all that, I am getting past that concept where "fat people can't wear this because blah blah" I think paying, attention to proportion, you can pull off anything. What fashion drawings don't model is confidence. And that, my love, is the magic fabric that makes me pull of this fitted lime green dress at work today
THAT, and amen for shape wear. Your sketches are so awesome and using them you can see proportions clearly. FANTASTIC!
And i might suggest that you try to model some princess seams styles. They really IMHO flatter this figure type.