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Working cuffbuttons, need to lenght 1,5cm

SpallaCamiccia

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Folks I bought a great jacket that has working cuffbuttons.

I need to lenght just 1,5 cm , the usual thing before on faux ones was to eliminate one and sew on the other part. I can't do it now.

What is the maximun allowed distance possible from the last one to the edge? Now might be around 5 cm, if I have 7 cm would it be ok?



I don't want to add a 5th cuff, but letting one opened and having 4 on is not bad at all... are 5 cm of empty space too much?

I have seen RTW jackets that the button is 2cm from the edge and others almost 8 that is too much, usual might be like 6... Perhaps If I lenght the sleeve would be 6 or 7 of blank space. Still good?

Thanks

The sleeve measures 63 cm, I need 65.
 

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Please let me a hand.

What is the maximun distance allowed from last buttonhole to the edge on a jacket?
 

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However much you feel confident wearing. I have had this done in the past by lengthening the sleeves then adding another (fifth) button hole.
 

SpallaCamiccia

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Originally Posted by NORE
However much you feel confident wearing. I have had this done in the past by lengthening the sleeves then adding another (fifth) button hole.

But perhaps would be 5 cm ( 2 inches ) or more of empty space.

I have seen RTW coats with far less and far more space by the way, but I was want to follow the forum rules.



Thank you
 

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I think I would rather err toward having a but longer distance from the button to the cuff, than adding an extra button that would be to close to the cuff-- YMMV...
 

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Depending on the jacket, there may enough excess cloth to lengthen it by 1.5/2cm from the shoulders; however, it is difficult to generalise. I have not had this done or know anyone who has lengthened a sleeve with working cuffs.
 

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6cm would work as a limit. 7would be somewhat excessive.
 

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Originally Posted by Macallan
Depending on the jacket, there may enough excess cloth to lengthen it by 1.5/2cm from the shoulders; however, it is difficult to generalise. I have not had this done or know anyone who has lengthened a sleeve with working cuffs.


How are going to do that?
That is an impossible remedy.
Freddy Vandecasteele
 

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Originally Posted by Macallan
Depending on the jacket, there may enough excess cloth to lengthen it by 1.5/2cm from the shoulders; however, it is difficult to generalise. I have not had this done or know anyone who has lengthened a sleeve with working cuffs.

There is usually about 1 or 2 cm excess fabric in the shoulder area. I never had it done but withinessed a jacket getting shortened from the shoulder, so should be possible.
 

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Had a similar problem with a Kiton cashmere SC. My tailor added a fifth button hole but sent the jacket to the invisible mender and had the first button close up. I can't tell where the first button holes has been mended partly due to the texture of the fabric.
 

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Originally Posted by tchoy
Had a similar problem with a Kiton cashmere SC. My tailor added a fifth button hole but sent the jacket to the invisible mender and had the first button close up. I can't tell where the first button holes has been mended partly due to the texture of the fabric.
It's a flannel with cashmere , very tight. If 6 cm sounds ok I'll do it. I promiss to put pictures. Meanwhile the distance is the same as on the picture of my cuffs so add 1,5 cm that. Is it still ok? Uploaded with ImageShack.us
 

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Originally Posted by NORE
Looks fine

But that is the actual cuff. Not lenghted yet.

Do your mean it would look fine with 1,5 cm more?

Thanks
 

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In that case I would go for another button hole/button.
 

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