SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > altering dress shirts - sleeve cuff

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
altering dress shirts - sleeve cuff
mikeivb
mikeivb
Member since 8/19/13
Posts: 3
Send Message

      



Date: 8/19/13 11:47 PM

I am attempting to alter some of my dress shirts, taking them in at the sides and sleeves.  Seems like a fairly simply job, although for those of you that have done this, how did you deal with the cuffs? Most of my shirts have a flat felled seam, can't quite figure out how to blend the cuff seam and new seam together.  thanks

Brine
star
Brine  Friend of PR
Member since 11/21/04
Posts: 219
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 8/20/13 1:00 PM

If I understand you correctly, you want to be able to attach your original cuff to the narrowed sleeve? Assuming that the original sleeve has sufficient fabric in the darts, you could reduce or eliminate them to fit the cuff. Of course this would require you to remove the cuff first, adjust or remove the sleeve darts and then reattach the cuff to the sleeve.

------
Brine

tinflutterby
tinflutterby  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 8/9/11
Posts: 308
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 8/20/13 2:11 PM

If you like the way the cuff fits can you taper the sleeve alteration so there is no change at the cuff?

mikeivb
mikeivb
Member since 8/19/13
Posts: 3
Send Message

      



In reply to Brine <<


Date: 8/20/13 5:54 PM

Quote: Brine
If I understand you correctly, you want to be able to attach your original cuff to the narrowed sleeve? Assuming that the original sleeve has sufficient fabric in the darts, you could reduce or eliminate them to fit the cuff. Of course this would require you to remove the cuff first, adjust or remove the sleeve darts and then reattach the cuff to the sleeve.

thank you for your response, although i'm hoping to keep it simple and not have to remove the cuff
mikeivb
mikeivb
Member since 8/19/13
Posts: 3
Send Message

      



In reply to tinflutterby <<


Date: 8/20/13 5:56 PM

Quote: tinflutterby
If you like the way the cuff fits can you taper the sleeve alteration so there is no change at the cuff?

thank you for your response. this is what i'm hoping to achieve, although i'm new to sewing and with a flat felled seem on the sleeve, i'm struggling to figure out a way to have a smooth transition without taking off the cuff
SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD
USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2564
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 8/23/13 7:21 PM

You can just hem it. Add 1.5 to 2 in to length you want. Then double turn the hem. The inside seam wont show at all.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> altering dress shirts - sleeve cuff

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Class Details

Sewing Workshop Deja Vu Wrap Pattern

Sewing Workshop Deja Vu Wrap Pattern

Pattern Details
SewBaby Casserole Carrier Pattern

SewBaby Casserole Carrier Pattern

Pattern Details
Serendipity Studio Sew Serendipity Bag (book

photo
by: French.Sea...

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.