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I really don't like cuffs: what are my options?
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Date: 3/17/11 5:24 PM

Vogue 7903 Today's Fit
you can see a pic of the pattern here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/35321589/vogue-todays-fit-by-sandra-betzina-shirt

So, I've made this before with short sleeves and all those darts. This time I'm making a long sleeve version, in a patterned flannel, sort of a nature-floral. I've replaced the front darts with small strips of clear elastic.

I just realized that I hardly ever wear long sleeve shirts and when I do, I spend a lot of time fretting about the cuffs.
I usually roll up the sleeves. I wear plenty of long sleeve t's, so it isn't the length, it is the cuff that bothers me.

So, I have not cut out the sleeves yet. Should I...
make a long sleeve and finish with with a small band cut on the bias?

make the sleeve longer and put on a facing so that it looks nice when I roll up the sleeves?

I think I've seen a picture of a no cuff, 1 button way to draw the sleeve in a bit. Or is this more for a jacket than a shirt? If you know what I mean, any idea where I could see this picture again....

I am open to suggestions. Is there a book or resource for long sleeve variations?

thank you!


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Date: 3/17/11 5:59 PM

Silhouette patterns has long sleeve shirts with just a hem & button to draw it in. It is your shirt so make it the way you want it.

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Date: 3/17/11 8:43 PM

I had this same pattern! Review here I didn't like the cuffs, either, even though I made the short version. What I would do, if I were making this again, is make a small facing to the inside, and leave a slit in the seam allowance. Close the sleeve with a snap or a pretty button. For the facing, use a decorative bias binding.

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