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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HitMan009, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. HitMan009

    HitMan009 Senior member

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    Banksmiranda,

    This might be useful to the whole board so I decided to ask it here. Shortening the sleeves seems simple enough except when I want to move the gauntlet up when shorting the sleeve. I taken apart a poly/cotton shirt I have lying around. Could you inform us with any guidelines? Also, my mom has a relatively decent Singer sewing machine. What accessories should I get for it if I was to say redo the arm holes to tighten then up so to sew a dart at the back of the shirt? And where would I find these parts? Do you know of a good place online or in NYC?

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    banksmiranda Senior member

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    You may need to, depending on how much you shorten the sleeve, extend the slit which accomodates the placket at the bottom of the sleeve. Â You probably don't need any special accessories for this particular project, but for shirts in general a felling foot and rolled-hem foot are useful. Â I find A Great Notion http://www.agreatnotion.com in Canada to have a pretty good selection. I imagine that you could go to a variety of places in the Garment District in NYC and find most anything you need. Â Sew True http://www.sewtrue.com (based in NYC) seems to have a pretty good selection - I've bought stuff from them a few times.
     

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