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Unread 04-18-2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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The petticoat I ordered is to long, and not poofy enough, so I want to attempt to make one.
These are the two costumes Im making


I have a waist of about 34 inches.
The petticoat for Alice in Wonderland is going to be about 20 inches long
and Nurse Joy is going to be about 15 inches long

Alice in Wonderland is also going to be much bigger as I want them both as accurate as possible. I was wondering if anyone could help me guesstimate how much yardage of tulle I will need for these two costumes?
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Unread 04-19-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
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A standard bolt is 15 yards, I'd be inclined to buy a whole bolt and start with the longer one. I honestly see the longer one as taking at least 7 yards, depending on what pattern/ tutorial you use.
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Unread 04-19-2015, 11:24 AM   #3
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The last petticoat I made took 9 yards of tulle for 3 layers on a 28 inch waistband. But honestly, your best bet for figuring out your yardage is to just measure it yourself. If you're using a premade pattern, it'll tell you on the back what yardage you'll need. If you're doing it from scratch, its easy to figure out your yardage. You already know your length. Use a tape measure and either use a dress form or have a friend stand for you as a model and measure around the circumference you want. Then multiply that by the number of layers you want. That should give you a pretty accurate estimation of your yardage.
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