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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > How much fabric do you need for a baby outfit? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Date: 6/27/07 4:44 PM

I'm planning to make a baby outfit for an expecting friend (for about 6-9 mos.) I'm living overseas, so I'm having to order fabric and pattern sight unseen. Will 1 yard be sufficient for a dress or a pair of leggings? Thanks for the guidance!

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Date: 6/27/07 5:31 PM

I've been making a lot of baby clothes recently, and while the yardages are small, I would say 1.5 yds is a safer bet. It all depends on the pattern (I made a pair of bloomers that took .75 all on their own).

You can browse patterns online from any of the Big 4 (Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls and Vogue) as well as Burda and KwikSew. You can pick your pattern and find out how much fabric you need all in one (and likely order it too, don't know about shipping abroad however). From various responses I've gotten here on the boards, the kwik-sew are supposed to be the most accurately sized and have the best directions, although I haven't had the chance to try them out yet.

Here are some links to facilitate your search:

KwikSew
Simplicity
Burda
McCalls
Butterick

I've made a few different Simplicity patterns (as they were on 99c sale when I started sewing baby stuff!) and reviewed here, here and here.

Good luck!
-- Edited on 6/27/07 5:35 PM --

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Date: 6/27/07 5:51 PM

Depends how wide too. From 60 wide, I can usually do boy's shorts (up to 5T size now) in 1/2 yd, baby size (6 mos or so) from 3/4 yard often. For baby you generally only need the length to be the length of the longest garment since they are so skinny - so pants need fabric the length of waist to ankle plus casing and hems.

Dresses I can generally get one from 1 yard easily for 6-9 months, 1-1/2 yards for pattern matching, long sleeves, or huge gathers, etc.

I love sewing for babies because I can shop the remnant bins at the fabric stores.

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