Tailoring question: Tell me what to expect if I have my wool coat altered. Details and pictures inside.
I have very little experience with having clothes tailored, so I have no idea what is possible and what isn't.
I own a wool peacoat. I would like the sleeves to be 1 inch, possibly 2 inches longer. I asked two tailors if it could be done, and they both said yes. I'm assuming this would be done by taking out the hem and using the extra fabric that is already there (about 1 inch).
Here are pictures of the sleeves:
Outside and inside
Is this a common task that tailors perform? How good of a job can I expect them to do on this? Will the sleeve edges look exactly the same as before on the outside? How about on the inside? Will there be crease marks where the hem used to be?
Now, lets say I wanted to lengthen the sleeves by greater than one inch -- since it doesn't look like the hem is more than one inch, should I assume this is not possible? Or are there some magic tailoring tricks I am not thinking of?
Give me any details you can think of -- don't assume I know anything just because it's obvious.