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Recreating faux holes on shortened jacket sleeve - possible?

Alfred001

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If you have to shorten a jacket sleeve so much that the buttons have to be repositioned is it possible for a tailor to recreate the faux button holes, and if so is that expensive?

How expensive is it to add working button holes?
 

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If you have to shorten a jacket sleeve so much that the buttons have to be repositioned is it possible for a tailor to recreate the faux button holes, and if so is that expensive?

How expensive is it to add working button holes?

I'm sure it isn't too hard, but why bother? They don't really look great.

Working button holes can be expensive ($200+), but the cuff has to be designed such that it can separate. Not all jackets are so equipped.
 

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I'm sure it isn't too hard, but why bother? They don't really look great.
Working button holes can be expensive ($200+), but the cuff has to be designed such that it can separate. Not all jackets are so equipped.
I don't like the look of the buttons just sewn on.

Has anyone actually had this done?
 

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I don't like the look of the buttons just sewn on.

Has anyone actually had this done?

I have a navy suit like this, and I think it looks fine. I'm not sure how many makers do this.
 

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C'mon someone's gotta know about this!
 

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Yes, it can certainly be done. Most tailors should be able to do it as most modern sewing machines should be able to stitch a buttonhole shape.

Bear in mind that whilst having non-working (faux) buttonholes is not too hard, it's quite a bit more effort and expense to have working buttonholes and, as pointed out above, you need to have extra fabric in the cuff end of the sleeve so that the sleeve end can be opened up. A smaller number of alterations tailors would be prepared to do this, and not all would be able to do it well.
 

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First off, sorry to bump an old thread. I just took delivery of this linen jacket and am hoping you guys can help. It has the faux buttonholes, but I need them shortened. Wondering if it's going to show when they remove the faux holes. It's a really open weave linen. Pic:

 

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I think they would leave less of a mark on such an open weave than on a tight worsted, but I may be wrong. It looks like that sleeve could be shortened a bit without moving the buttons though, how much do you need?
 

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Shortening 1.5?
You could give the distance form last button to hem but I would think it can't be much more than that.
In that case, you need to remove at least a button or two or move them. Cannot comment on how the fabric will look after removing the faux hole thread.
 

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Get the sleeve shortened from the shoulders, it will cost more but if you shorten it from the sleeve end, it will not look good because of the cloth.

By shortening it from the shoulders, the buttons and faux button-holes will be left alone.
 

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A solid 1.5" I think. Maybe they could just remove the first button all together and just leave three... Thanks for the reply.
If you need that much, then yep, just have one button removed. You could place it back on top but I think that would look off (too close to the end of the vent)

Shortening from the top is another alternative but will be more expensive.
 
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