A short and sweet post.
I bought an off white shrunken fit sweatshirt from Gap in the summer sale last year. The sleeves were too long and they never seemed to shrug up properly so I decided to get the scissors out and give the sleeves the old chop. Kristina from Uniformly Dressed obviously studies my clothing pics as she asked me how I did the sleeves on this post here as she said they looked very neat. Well this is what I did .....
I decided on the length of the sleeves that I wanted and did a straight cut across.
And then I turned the edge up a fraction ....
.... and again so the raw edge was tucked neatly away.
And then I gave it a light press.
And that's what I did.
The reason for me doing it this way rather than leaving the edge raw and to curl up naturally is the fabric sometimes frays and you get loose threads after the garment has been in the wash. Great on jean hems, not so hot on sweatshirt sleeves.
Last Note :
- The technique I use for shortening the sleeves, I also use for shortening overlong wider legged jogging bottoms.
- After a once through the washing machine, the hems will take on a more natural roll shape.