I have wacky proportions too and could use some help. As I've aged (I'm 44), my waist has gotten thicker and thicker. Now my measurements are 44"40"46". My arms and legs are thin in comparison to my massive trunk. I take pretty good care of myself, but nothing budges my middle. Finding attractive clothes is challenging, to say the least.
I would love to hear suggestions from all of you regarding what patterns might look right on me. I work in an office and I love dresses, but when I try to do a sheath of any type, I end up looking like a refrigerator.
Last year I made Butterick 4849 and it flatters nicely, but I made it a smidge too small. Does anyone know of some patterns like this one with more ease? Any fashion help will be welcome!