My husband and I have been in the military life for about a year and a half now and with that comes relocating to new climates on a regular basis. I grew up in the mountains and always had a closet full of long sleeve shirts but I'm learning that while we're in the military it might be a good idea to have only short sleeve shirts and many cute sweaters! In any case, if you have a shirt with long sleeves that you would like to make short sleeves here is a simple tutorial. The shirt I'm using is great for this because it comes with cuffs on the end of the sleeve.
In retrospect I cut the sleeve length a little too long for my preference. I measured at the bottom of the sleeve from the other shirt and that is incorrect because I didn't take into consideration the length of my cuffs and the sewn hem. But I now have a quarter length sleeve and I still like the result!