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Sybil Vain
« on: January 05, 2008 07:03:50 PM »

I picked up a lovely grey pinstripe blazer, and it fits very well, except it's "Petites" and the sleeves are too short! There's not enough fabric in the hem to lengthen the sleeves either, so I was thinking about sewing on some nice contrasting fabric. But how exactly would I go about doing it? The sleeve has two layers, outside fabric and lining, so I'm a little confusing as to how I'd sew on another piece.

Thanks!
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stripey_cat
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 05:57:50 AM »

You could simply make a cuff (faced so that the raw edges are hidden) and slip-stitch it to the outside of the sleeve.  (Umm, sew the outside to the outside, and the facing to the inside!)  Alternatively, you could take the sleeve-hem apart, and attach the new outside to the end of the original outside.  Then sew on the facing and interfacing if desired (or cut a self-facing), fold it over, and hem it down to the lining.  The former method is the quick-and-dirty (or if there's some reason you can't/daren't take the hem apart), and the latter will probably give the better result.

K.
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