Reader Christopher J. has pointed me in the direction of a pattern I'm going to try out. Despite the HIDEOUS 70's style artwork for this pattern, I'm thinking it might actually suit my needs.
BEWARE the hideous artwork on the 2881
Not only does it have a shirt with Raglan sleeves, but it also has briefs, which I will need eventually. May as well give this a shot. If upon first test it's a better pattern than the one I am struggling with now, I think it will be easier to mod this one. Should it fit.
Thanks CJ for the tip! I appreciate it!