>Before breast cancer surgery 12 years ago, I had no fitting problems but even with an implant, my right breast is much smaller and rounder than is the left. A great deal of tissue was removed under my right arm leaving deep scars and a depressed area. To make matters worse, I developed lymphedema which causes the right arm to be about one-inch larger in circumference even when wearing an elastic stocking. A teacher of Home Economics (new titles now for this), I taught simple alterations and loved to sew my own clothing.
>A size 12 patterns fits almost as well as my usual 10 on the left side but even in ready-mades,neckline tends to pull down to the right. (A 10 fits best in the neck and shoulder area but I add to the bust, waist and hips.) The garment sinks in between the right breast and the armsyle. Vests are impossible as a large gap appears in the back armhole, but only on the right side. The right sleeve lacks ease. Knits show off the deformity. I try to buy and sew garments with pockets on the right bodice, and in sewing, I add over an inch to the right sleeve.
>Does anyone know the magic trick? I am considering making a dress form as sewing for myself is very important.