You could cut off sleeves and make vest too.
Good tips!! Hope all turns out well
I'd also do exactly what has been recommended by Barbara and Kim. Let's hope you can get to do something with it and post it when it's finished. Love Chris
With the crazy week I'v e had I haven't had a chance to read this post until today. Thank you for the suggestions. You have each given me something to think about and something to try. If all else fails I may end up making a pillow or something out of it. I will try your suggestions first though.
I agree with what has already been suggested. If there is not enough fabric in the seams to let out then your best option if you want to keep it is to add inserts.
I agree with babash...cut the sleeve and add an inset...or cut them out altogether and make new sleeves cut wider from the ones you cut out and replace with a quilted sleeve or even polar fleece in a contrasting print or color would be great...you could even re-use the cuffs on whatever you choose to make the new sleeves out of...
I would cut the sleeves from the wrist all the way up to the arm hole and down to the waist to open it right up. If you don't have exact colour match and fabric use a contrast patterned piece and make it look like it was intended to be this way.
Other way would be to put a V shape panel in from the shoulder down to wrist.
Just cut a straight line up outside centre of sleeve and add panel in. A bit like you would a gore skirt.
You could embroider the panel first to make a feature of it.
Just remember nothing is impossible you just haven't thought or tried it yet.