I am stuck on how to adjust patterns for my upper arms. I have been lifting weights and now none of my clothes–homemade or ready-made fit in the upper arms when I “hug” myself. The upper backs still seem to fit, no pulling or horizontal/vertical tell-tale lines.
I tried moving the armhole up to be closer to my armpits. That worked for rasing my arms but I’m still getting pulls on the sleeves in the upper arms. The pulls seem to occur most from where the sleeve and armsyce meet, around the front to the front of the sleeve in an upward diagonal line. When I stand with my arms at my sides, there seems to be enough ease in the sleeves and body of the shirts/jackets.
I’ve compared my biceps measurements to the sleeve patterns and they seem to be okay and have enough ease. (but maybe I’m wrong here)
I am also fairly busty, a D cup. I usually only adjust patterns for this if I want a close fit. Could this problem be related to the arms in some way I don’t fully understand?
I read through all the posts on this topic, and Fitting Finesse and Fast Fit but none seem to fix the problem.
I’d like to wear something other than sweater sets!