Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cuffs for my new coat

So because I have long gorilla arms, I have a hard time finding coats, sweaters, shirts, etc., that have long enough sleeves without leaving me to look like I'm wearing a tent. I have been looking for a winter coat that wouldn't break the bank. This weekend, I spotted a really cute coat at Walmart! I snatched it up. The sleeves seemed long enough and it fit great around my body.

However, upon further wearing, I noticed that the lining of the sleeve would slip down and come out below the end of the sleeve. So I can I fix this problem and make the sleeves even longer? (even though they were long enough, I thought that one washing might ruin the length)

My solution??? Socks!! I was so excited to show Bon tonight when he came home. So I will show you how I did it! sleeves before starting. See the lining?

My socks.

I cut below the ribbing.

Then I folded them in half to make the cuff.

Then I pinned them into 4 equal parts.

Then I pinned them onto the sleeve.

I sewed on the seam that shows on the outside of the coat.

(I actually pinned the first one on wrong, so when it's done it shows the raw edge. I don't want to unpick and re-sew, so it will stay that way.)

I corrected my pinning/sewing part on the other sleeve, but there isn't an obvious difference.

The final result...a little blurry. :)

I'm super excited about it! And I kind of melted the fake fur on the hood a little bit... oops!! lol C'est la vie!


Sue said...

I am downright i m p r e s s e d!!
Very nice. You are so creative.

shauntel said...

very tricky! it looks good.

Shanel said...

Very nice! was it hard to sew through those fabrics?

beckylou said...

No, it was pretty easy to sew through, the only tricky part was sewing around the sleeve. And keeping everything out of reach of Evan. :)

Emily A. Clark said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog :) If only I had your sewing skills, I'd be whipping out curtains and pillows left and right. Instead, I use Stitch Witchery on everything!

taffi said...

that is brilliant.

Kendra said...

You freaking rock