I would really appreciate some advice on alterations for a blouse for a wheel chair patient. I made a top that fits well except it pouches out in the center front, seems hollow above the bust and is too long. I can make it shorter easily but am wondering about shortening the center front length to remove the pouching. Would I make a V shaped fold in the pattern with the point of the v at the side seams? I think that the sides and the back need to stay the regular length.
I made the mock up of cotton and the fabric that I will be using for the blouse is rayon that looks like it is sandwashed. It may drape better than the cotton but I don’t want it to pouch out. The top has princess lines and I don’t think that is the type pattern I want as her bust seems lower than the pattern. Perhaps princess lines make her bust appear to be low or close to her waist. Maybe I should find a pattern with no bust darts? I used Burda 8503 size 22. None of the ready made blouses that she wears have bust darts. This garment will be for my friends’ son’s wedding and I had hoped to give it more shape and style than her usual cotton blouses.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Does anyone know any references for information on clothing construction for wheel chair bound people?