Gwen from After the Dress (and now Gwyn Hug) is now offering her popular “How Much Fabric” reference tables printed on plastic wallet cards. If you’ve ever found fabulous fabric while out shopping and then thought, “I’d love to make a shirt from this. I wonder how much I’d need?”, then these cards are what you need.
Her tables show the average amount of fabric needed to make different types of clothing and help take the guesswork out of buying fabric. In order to come up with these averages, she researched the yardage requirements on over 2000 patterns.
There is a separate card showing the average yardage for a different type of garment: skirts, pants, tops, dresses, and jackets. Within each table, the yardage requirements are broken down by:
- –Garment size
- –Type of cut (minimum, average, and maximum), along with line drawings showing examples of styles that fit these categories.
- –Fabric width (45″ and 60″)
There is an additional “safety margin” table on each card showing “for several different amounts of add-on to the average, what percentage of the patterns that were used to build the table can be made with that new amount of fabric.”
The credit card size means that they fit easily in your wallet so you’ll have them with you when you need them.
You can purchase the whole set of “How Much Fabric” reference cards from GwynHug. Just $14.95 buys you the set of 5 cards.
[photo from After the Dress]
[tags]sewing, supplies, review, How Much Fabric, shopping, yardage, estimate[/tags]
By Anne Weaver