So... I bought a gorgeous vintage leather mans jacket, it fits me on the arms & bust but comes no where near on the hips.
I've taken measurements and very luckily/helpfully I've worked out that I can add inserts to the side panels and need the bottom part (which is 4" wide) to measure 10" the same as across the top of the same panel.
So the advice I'm looking for is: Would you add the (triangular) panels on the seam nearest the back of the jacket?
I think that it will be the most discreet and retain the shape of the jacket, as all the detailing is on the front.
If I were to insert a triangle into the centre of the panel I don't see how the jacket panel would still lie flat?
If I add 2 thinner triangle panels, one each side of the underarm panel, it would be neat & well balanced but would be twice as much work, and I'm not sure there would be any additional advantage to the fit of the jacket.
All thoughts/advice welcomed!