I finally got around to hemming the blazer I bought at Goodwill, brand new for $4 back in the spring. Dare I say hemming the lined sleeves was easier than hemming unlined sleeves? I think the difference was that I didn't have to measure as exactly. Once I unpicked the original stitching, I saw that the two fabrics were folded up with over an inch of extra and then stitched together. You know I'm all about having extra fabric on standby. My hemming did not include interfacing and maybe isn't factory perfect, but I think people will see how the sleeves fit on my body more than they will examine the details of construction. The hardest part of the entire process was putting the buttons back on - I'm too lazy to mark properly the placement, so they are always a little uneven. Then again, even when I carefully mark placement, the buttons end up uneven. Eh, at least the jacket is wearable now.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.