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For my textiles class I have to make a garment for someone. I have chosen to make a skirt for my younger sister but I’m not sure how much fabric to buy. Her waist is 54.5cm; hips 64 cm and the length of the skirt should be 35.5cm. Are there any other measurements I need to consider? And roughly how much fabric should I buy?
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the type of skirt will determine how much fabric you need (e.g. a circle skirt requires a lot more fabric than an a-line one).
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the type of skirt will determine how much fabric you need (e.g. a circle skirt requires a lot more fabric than an a-line one).
I am making an a-line skirt
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are you making paper patterns?
You can estimate the amount by laying down accurate paper patterns.
other things to consider are patterned fabric and if the fabric has nap.

For an a line skirt, with no pattern or nap you won't even need a metre.
if you can visit a fabric store take your patterns with you and the assistant should be able to help you buy the correct amount.
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(Original post by RuthieG101)
are you making paper patterns?
You can estimate the amount by laying down accurate paper patterns.
other things to consider are patterned fabric and if the fabric has nap.

For an a line skirt, with no pattern or nap you won't even need a metre.
if you can visit a fabric store take your patterns with you and the assistant should be able to help you buy the correct amount.
Okay, thank you
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