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Date: 2/21/14 11:26 AM

When buying 54" wide fabric would you go by the 60" or the 45" yardage recommendations on the pattern? There's often quite a difference between the two.

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Date: 2/21/14 11:31 AM

to be safe I would use the 45" unless you are really good at squeezing pieces in.

I've found the big differences is usually caused by a couple of big pattern pieces. If they cannot fit side-by-side within the fabric width then you need extra length to stagger them, or worse case, place end to end.

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Date: 2/21/14 11:54 AM

I'd probably check first to make sure there aren't any of those big pieces and if not, go with the 60.

It seems to me the recommended layouts always allow for so much space that there's a lot of waste. I just made 2 hooded tops that called for 2.5 metres and both came in at 1.4 metres. I had the 2.5 meters but folded it differently than recommended. I wasn't making the smallest size either so bonus, I now have a single meter of each to play with

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Date: 2/21/14 11:57 AM

Thanks Juliette. I was thinking that too, but the cheap b@stard in me was hoping otherwise lol. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Date: 2/21/14 12:06 PM

Claire that makes sense to lay out the pieces ahead of time before fabric shopping. I don't always want a big piece left over as it always seems to be too big to throw away but too small to make something with. I was looking at making New Look 6407 and if it doesn't work for the longer sleeved versions I should at least be able to get the short sleeved version out of it as a backup plan.

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Date: 2/22/14 12:57 PM

Unless it has a really full skirt, is a princess style dress or on the bias I would get the yardage for 60". I also consider likely alterations. For my 6' tall DD I buy more since every piece will need to be 2-4" longer. My LBA means I usually buy a bit more than called for in the 45 but not the 60. I agree with Claire the big 4 are pretty generous with the yardage.

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Date: 2/22/14 1:26 PM

yardage converter chart with 54" chart

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Date: 2/22/14 5:40 PM

diane - !

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Date: 2/22/14 7:37 PM

Make sure you have enough to keep the pieces going in the same direction. Flipping a piece in the opposite direction could result in that particular piece reflecting the light differently than the rest of the garment.

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Date: 2/24/14 8:38 AM

Thank you Diane!

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