Hi everyone. There's a thread here which seems to provide some information on drafting shirts for corpulent and/or imbalanced physiques. However, the image links in the thread all seem to be broken. Is anyone able to provide the images, or similar information, please?
The reason I ask is that I've made a few shirts for myself, but I've gained a bit of weight so I'm thinking that my next draft might need to accommodate my large-ish stomach. I have a specific question, and was hoping that a corpulent draft would provide some insight.
My question is: Is it ever a good idea to have a shirt draft where the waist measurement from the side seams across the back is less than the measurement across the front? Most shirt drafts I've seen appear to divide the circumference of the torso into quarters, and then the front center line, side seams, and back center line are all equally distributed around this distance. But if fabric is added to the front panels at the side seams, but no fabric is added to the back panel at the side seams - will the garment still 'work'? My logic is that then the side seams will pass down beneath the arms, but there will be a greater amount of fabric in the front to accommodate the belly. Is that a legitimate alteration to a standard shirt pattern?
Edited by SpaceMonkey, 29 March 2016 - 04:33 PM.