thanks in advance for the help!
I'm new at making adult clothes and am really having trouble figuring out how to alter a pattern so that it will fit me. I am tall (5'10") and am apple shaped and here are how my measurements look.
My problems are.....
I have a really small chest but a large ribcage so the bodices I make just gape in the front and look ridiculous.
I have no waist to speak of. Just a straight line from top to bottom.
My hips in relationship to my waist are very narrow. And I have small thighs compared to everything else so I don't need all the extra room that patterns give me.
I also have this lovely spare tire that lies in between where my waist and my hips are. I have lost about 40 lbs over the last several years and unfortunately I think that roll will be with me forever so I need to figure out how to sew around it.
My main question is......what is easier to go with a pattern that is large enough that fits my waist and then ends up being huge for my hips and bust and try to take those in or do I go with a pattern size that is right for my bust and hips and try to enlarge the waist?
Any pointers would be appreciated even if they seem obvious I'd love to hear it.