I am new to this board but am hoping you might be able to help me. I had a double mastectomy a few months ago but found that I just cannot wear the bras and the prosthesis. It is too uncomfortable.
So my problem is finding blouses that are nice but fit me. I am big, very broad and somewhat overweight. I usually wear a size 18 or 20 top but generally fit better in a mens size large or xl shirt especially now that I have no chest. However, I am going to try to sew my own tops so I can find some prettier things that will work without my chest.
So the question is: how do I modify womens patterns to have no chest. I will be working with patterns in the 18 size range so the bust is usually pretty big. Alot of the patterns I see have the darts but that won’t work. SHould I just taped down the darts before cutting the fabric?
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.