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« on: June 18, 2007 08:28:39 PM »

What is the easiest way to lengthen sleeves by actually adding more fabric?

I am trying to lengthen the sleeves on a jacket that I have owned for a couple of years; everything still fits sans the sleeves (it seems that I have grown more than I think!)

Anyway, what fabric / method is the easist to do?

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007 10:14:07 PM »

Unless you have exactly the same fabric, then I don't really know how you would add fabric to a jacket?

Are you adding a cuff or frill at the end of the sleeve?

You can't use the seam allowances that are in the shoulder, and unless there's a heap of fabric in the hem of the sleeve, then there's not really anything that you can do, unless of course you are replacing the entire sleeve.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 04:21:33 AM »

You could cut off an inch or two at the bottom of the sleeves and add in a strip of contrasting fabric, then sew the bit you cut off back on at the bottom of the contrasting piece. You could possibly also add a strip of the same fabric around the waist, or elsewhere on the jacket, to make it look like a "design feature." That's about the only way I can think of. Even if you have matching fabric the seam would be obvious.
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007 09:39:51 AM »

Cut off the hem or let it down and add some contrasting trim(like lace or something), so that it looks like it's supposed to be that way, rather than you added to it.

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