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festive sleeves for fall

It’s this week about every year that I begin to shift out the summer clothes to make room for fall… A season when everything feels festive and fun – so our wardrobes should match that, right!?! Instead of tossing on last years plain-jane fall jacket, update the sleeves with some festive and fun details. A line of sequins, polkadots, or an extra layer of animal print might be just what your sleeves need to refresh and excite them for the months of fall festivities coming up.

To create the festive sleeve updates you will need a blazer (kids or adult), iron-on lining, a length of ribbon or fabric, and a needle and thread.

Make the look above by turning your jacket inside out and then measuring out the length of fabric or spacing for ribbon. Use the iron-on lining to place and hold the material in position as you hand (or machine) stitch around the edges. Repeat these steps to update every jacket in the house for a festive and fashionable fall.

Project design and photography by Disney, from Ruffles and Stuff for A Subtle Revelry.


  • Adventures in Dressmaking
    September 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Super cute!! I’ve wanted to do this on a boring blazer before but never have. Fun!

  • Teresa
    September 11, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Super cute Disney. I have had a blazer sitting in my closet for years that I have never worn. Maybe if I jazz it up like this it’ll actually come out of my closet and see daylight!

  • Leigh Anne
    September 11, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Well this is just genius and super cute! I cannot decide which is my fave……I gotta do it!

  • […] Disney from Ruffles and Stuff shares a tutorial over at A Subtle Revelry with a cool idea for updating last year’s blazer.  She adds a pop of unexpected color and pattern with contrast cuffs.  The cuffs are easy to add with fusible webbing and a bit of hand stitching.  And if sparkle is what you’re needing, check out the cuff she made with sequined trim!  Go to her guest post to read how to do it. […]

  • Jess Abbott
    September 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Disney – I am dying!! These are so cute!!! What a great idea!

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