January 8, 2023
I have come to a decision on the sleeves. I will take them out, add length, and reduce width by what appears to be about ¾” and then I will hand-stitch it all back in.
Took 5/8″ out each side of arm
Serged 3″ to bottom of sleeve; serged all edges.
Re-hemmed sleeve lining to jacket.
Update: Sleeve fix went swimmingly.
Of course, it would have been better had I not needed to re-stitch them, but I did not have to re-cut any major pieces..
I found wooden buttons that paired nicely between the lining and the fur. They are an unusual button shape, so that’s cool.
Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out, but I’m looking forward to making more lined garments so I can truly level up early on in the process. I would like to better foresee problems, and addess them earlier. So glad, though. I’ll wear it tomorrow.