Last summer I snagged one of J.Crew’s “schoolboy” blazers on sale. It’s gorgeous, and the velvet is so buttery and rich that if I were to give it a lick it would probably taste like dark chocolate. Unfortunately my beautiful blazer has been hanging in the closet unworn. The sleeves are much too short for my outrageously long arms. I’ve accepted the fact that most sleeves are going to be a bit too short on me, but these make it look like I literally stole a schoolboy’s blazer! Sadly the tailor told me the sleeves couldn’t be let out due to the button detailing on the cuffs, so I had to take matters into my own hands.
I went to the fabric store and bought a yard of wide black lace. Then, I sewed it along the inside edge of each cuff.
The lace looks pretty cute, and it added the perfect amount of length to solve my sleeve dilemma. I’m so excited to actually wear my plush velvet blazer this fall (instead of just petting it on the hanger).