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Shortening Sleeves on Men's Shirts

toileandtrouble

Re: Shortening Sleeves on Men's Shirts
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 17:31:52 PM »
Another problem with shortening from the top is that they don't always do a felled seam by  stitching. Some I have been given are glued and then top stitched. I would not have attempted it if the person had not also wanted the shoulder seam shortening, which means recutting the armscye - and there is not enough height  where you want it redrawn.  Yes, he was a very unusual shape so could not buy a smaller shirt.  Absolute nightmare, don't go there.. It would have been easier to make a shirt to measure, but I was careful not to say that in case I was asked to do it.  >:)
Normally, I'd go for the cuff end every time. Something very satisfying about setting in that little placket -how sad it that?

mudcat

Re: Shortening Sleeves on Men's Shirts
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2018, 04:32:41 AM »
Wow Sandra.  I'm so impressed at your sleeve modifications.  I would never have the patience for that.



Catllar

Re: Shortening Sleeves on Men's Shirts
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2018, 15:51:32 PM »
Thanks or this tute. It looks fiddly but not too hard, thanks to your great pictures. I recently had a client ask me if I could do the same alteration but I wimped out. I know how to do it now!
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