I decided to make the sleeves 3/4 length, which does mean its not great for this kind of weather (it's freezing in London right now!)
I hemmed the sweater as normal and then hand-sewed the lace to the hem, with a third or so on top of the hem, and the rest hanging below.
It was a such a simple project, finished in a couple of hours. I used less than a metre of fabric so even with the lace trim the cost came to less than £10. I love being able to make my own version of something in the shops so easily, something I never imagined I'd be able to do.
Have you seen something in the shops recently that you are planning to recreate yourself?