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Date: 6/13/13 8:31 PM

After washing my fabric, it appears to have shrunk. So now, it is around 53".

As far as pattern yardage requirements, should I treat this piece as if it were 45", versus 60"?

I planned to cut out a circle skirt, and fell short.

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Date: 6/13/13 8:44 PM

45 unless the new pattern indicates about 53.

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Date: 6/14/13 0:54 AM

If you've already got the pattern, you can see if the 60" layout fits on the 53" fabric. It all depends on each pattern (some layouts are generous) and the pattern size you're cutting out.

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Date: 6/14/13 3:22 AM

it is a circle skirt and about 2" shy.

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Date: 6/14/13 5:54 AM

I would try out both layouts- you may have and discovered 2 inches shy. Or is that from reading the package?
Hems are about 2 inches so you may still be able to use that layout if you are shorter or have a smaller size in the envelope. It depends on how long you want the skirt to be. You are only talking 1 inch shorter on two of the circle edges.
So measure your length and see if you can sortdn your pattern 1 inch.
But then if you are not trying to save fabric for another project, why not use the 45 inch layout?
Consider if you need to lengthen or shorten and pin out both layouts before cutting.

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Date: 6/14/13 7:10 AM

Quote: bklynwriter
it is a circle skirt and about 2" shy.

What you can do is cut each panel of the circle skirt 1/4" shy of the seam below the waist. Circle skirts have a ton of flare so in the hips is shouldn't matter. Should may give you the extra.

I just made a skirt that was going to be a 6 panel Maxi skirt - I was 2 entire panels shy. So, my skirt became an 8 panel circle skirt knee length as I needed that fabric for my waist instead of maxi length. ? Improvise!

Good luck!

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