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Unread 12-16-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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Suggestions for EGL fabric legth

Hi! Umm, I'm not that experienced with sewing. I am not sure how much fabric should I get for a wide simple knee length skirt I could fit a petticoat under? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated
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Unread 12-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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It really depends on your measurement. For super simple skirts I just get a yard. cause I cut it is half and sew it together so if I lay it out it would be 2 yard lengthwise. (I probably explained that Horribly)
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Unread 12-17-2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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I'm assuming that your doing a rectangle skirt? How long you like your skirts might depend your personal preferences and how tall/short you are. I'm around 5'2"/3" and I wear my basic skirts around 19 to 20 inches long.

If your talking about how wide your fabric should be so you'll to be able to fit a petticoat under it I normally do three times my natural waist measurement. So my waist measurement is, say 27 inches so that would be 81 inches. [And FYI when my pieces are all cut out I end up with two pieces measuring around 40"x20" give or take]

How much fabric you'll need has to do with your measurements, what way the direction the print is going on your chosen fabric, and the width of the fabric. I mostly get fabrics that are 45" wide so when it comes to a non-directional printed fabric for a simple no frills/ruffle skirt I would get no less than 2 yards when shopping because either way I cut it (width wise or long wise) its going to be enough. Of course if your bigger and/or you wanna do ruffles and make matching accessories you might want to get more fabric obviously!

Hope I read your question correctly. :3
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