I’m looking for information on sewing for my 25 year old daughter who uses a wheelchair. Clothing patterns for people with disabilities seem to put ease of dressing and washabilty as a first priority and fashion way down the list. She needs help with everything so dressing is an issue. She is spastic so it is difficult to get coats etc around her shoulders. She uses both hand and leg braces.
I am looking for pattern suggestions or suggestions on how to adapt patterns or ready made clothes so we have fashion and function. I have often thought that invisable zippers might be the way to go but how do you insert them into exsisting seams?
For every article of clothing I buy and keep for her I have already bought and returned 3 or 4. There must be a better way. Surely she is not the only severley handicapped person who wants to look nice and fashionable.
Any advice you can give me would be wonderful.