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As I walked to the beach yesterday evening, it occurred to me that there is an easy way to shorten an unlined jacket's sleeve to 3/4 length. Be sure the sleeve is cut straight down from the elbow so the width is even from there to the hem. Finish the hem edge, then turn it up 4-5" and finish as you would a hem. This gives you a 3/4 sleeve that can be shortened further by turning up a 3-4" cuff.