My brother gave me a suit the other week that he's never worn. It fits perfectly but the sleeves seem about 3/4" too short for me (perhaps 1" on the right arm). The jacket has never been tailored before. I unstitched the lining at the sleeve end to see how much fabric there was left in there. From the current point where the lining is stitched to the very end of the fabric there seems to be about 1.25 to 1.5". So, I'm guessing that this means the sleeves are pretty easily alterable to where I need them. The sleeves do not have working buttonholes, and indeed do not have "faux" buttonhole stitching either. So, my sense is that you'd just remove the last button and reposition it as the first button and, voila. Am I correct here?
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6/13/04 at 11:41pm