on most natural fabrics it works just fine. sometimes there are problems.
excessive wear on the bottom edge.
soil on that bottom edge.
excessive creasing [pressing] on the edge.
on camel hair and other cloths with a heavy nap. the nap may be worn away. this can happen on relatively new garments.
No, unfortunately, thanks to my freakisly long arms, I need a good three quarters of an inch.
The lady I'm going to take the jacket usually does a real good job, but I don't know if she knows how to handle camel hair. Are there any specific instructions I could give her (like maybe pressing the sleeves inside out, etc.)?
It came out great. The original crease is barely perceptible, and only if you're looking for it. I expect that after it's brushed and cleaned you wouldn't be able to tell even if you are looking for it.
I was a little worried when the lady refused to measure the sleeves, but it came out perfect. Probably luck more than skill, but who cares.
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