Possible yes, but I have done it before, and am not a fran. With the amount of fabric that would have needed to be removed to get the right length, the sleeve pitch, particularly by the elbow, would be way off. And when that happens the sleeves become uncomfortable, the elbow bend being in the wrong place and what have you. This fix, although suboptimal visually, it leaves the pitch and comfort of the arms as is. Optimally, having new sleeves entirely would have been the best fix, but that was not a reasonable option.