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Date: 4/16/12 3:36 PM

I think this has beautiful colors. But I'm having a hard time making sense of their description and the whole "sold by panel" stipulation. A little summer dress would be lovely, wouldn't it? So, hoe much should I order?

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Date: 4/16/12 7:36 PM

A panel is 34" by 58". You'd use it on the cross grain, so you would need two panels to make roughly a yard and a half of 64" fabric. Depends what kind of summer dress you have in mind. For a sheath, two panels might work if you're kind of small. For anything else, I'd go with four panels.

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Date: 4/16/12 9:28 PM

look closely at the photo and you can see the line running vertically through the middle, that determines the panel

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