How to extend the length of a sleeve {tutorial}

Well hey there.

A few things.

Christmas vacation turned into everybody-got-sick-ation.

Then Superman and I started a new goal of keeping our house clean.  What?!  That goal alone pretty much claims all of our time.


Netflix added season 5 of White Collar and Season 8 of Psych.  So...I guess we'll see ya later.  :)

For now, here's a little tutorial I made while I was pregnant.  I was gaining what we'll call....padding on my arms making certain shirts a touch unflattering.  So in case you're like me and you don't really want errrverybody to see that adorable arm chub, look no further.

You'll need:

  • A knit shirt with sleeves intended to be extended {Dolman style works well}
  • Coordinating knit & thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron 

Measure the width of the sleeve.  Cut two rectangles {sleeve widthx2inches} out of the coordinating fabric.

Then repeat. Now:

Sew all the way around the sleeve opening.  Do to the other side and press bands outward

And wear away!  :)


  1. Amazing! I pinned this.

  2. Modest is hottest! You go girl!

  3. Modest is hottest! You go girl!


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