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Don't ditch that great vintage jacket just because the sleeves are too long. Clothes are made to be tailored! When you can find a jacket that fits perfectly through the bodice and buttons up the front with ease, turning up the cuff is a relatively uncomplicated task to undertake. You don't have to be a sewing expert to complete this project, just a few sewing essentials.
Put on the jacket and a pin the length of sleeve that you desire. The end of your jacket cuff should hit just at the wrist.
Turn your jacket inside out.
Use your seam ripper to remove the stitches that connect your cuff to the jacket. Most likely there will be two layers of stitches to rip. Only rip one layer of stitches at a time. Slip the sharp end of the seam ripper under the stitches and gently pull upward.
Add a half inch to the length you pinned. The extra half inch is the fabric you'll use to reconnect the cuff back to the sleeve.
Cut the sleeve down to your desired length.
Turn the unattached cuff inside out.
Slip the cuff over the cut end of the sleeve so that the sleeve is sandwiched in between the two layers of the cuff.
Stich the cuff onto the sleeve.
Repeat steps 1-8 with your other sleeve.