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How accurate are fabric requirements on patterns?

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chaosisawayoflife Mon 13-May-13 19:15:37

I have a dress pattern that I want to make. It calls for 2 3/8 yds of fabric and I have 2 metres. Do you think I can make it work? I'm a short-arse if that helps?

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 13-May-13 20:22:10

Does the fabric have a pattern repeat? If it does then if you want yo match the repeat no. Most patterns I have used are very tight with the material do unlikely. Pin it out and see.

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