Originally Posted by Betelgeuse
Just found this thread and would like to ask some questions. I have sloping and broad shoulders, I need to use a 44 jacket or something that have 19" from shoulder to shoulder seam. But my chest is not that big. My chest measures 42.5" so a 44 jacket looks big. My tailor what usually does is waist supression but according to plan A. I will like to see a bit more shape in the chest area, so I was thinking that the Plan C could work, cause he doesn't want to do the Plan D alteration. But my question is... can the chest be shaped with that alteration? If so, can it be like this:
Only the part above the pocket, so he doesn't need to remake the whole pocket? It's not that much. The bespoke jacket I have has 22" from pit to pit, the one that I have has the 22.5" from pit to pit, I will like to subract those 0.5" from the under arm seam to shape the chest a bit more.
you say this is a bespoke jacket . the seam that goes through the pocket usually has a little excess on the side of the seam that faces fore
ward. the side facing back only has just the seam. that means there may be something that can be let out. if too much is let out at that point
it cal lead to a distortion. so dont over do it. but in that area a small amount makes a big difference.talk it over with your tailor.
sorry now that i read this again, you want it to be taken in 1/2" not let out.
ok yes it can be taken in 1/2".this will be more than just using the under arm seam.
the front of the arm hole must be opened and taken in at the bottom to match
the amount taken in at the under seam. and tapper gradually toward the top of
one problem with taking in the chest, the breast pocket gets closer to the arm hole.
by the same amount the chest is taken in.