Today we have two new patterns for you from Itch to Stitch. Have you tried an Itch to Stitch pattern yet? They have quickly become a favorite brand for many of you.
The new Dana Point Top pattern will have you feeling the sunshine regardless of the weather. This top features exposed shoulder and V neck. The pleated waist and flare bottom are designed to accentuate your figure.
The Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress pattern is a classic style that is flattering on all body shapes. This dress gives you the benefit of the flattering shape of a wrap dress but with the convenience of a traditional, back-zipped dress. The A-line, petal-shaped skirt includes functional in-seam pockets. The Petaluma also offers three different sleeve options.
Both patterns are available for purchase now in digital format.
Neither of these patterns give the yardage requirement using 44-inch wide fabric. Am I supposed to buy the pattern, lay out the pattern pieces on 44-inch wide fabric I already have, and come up with an estimate? Is there a formula for estimating yardage for 44-inch fabric from the given 54-inch wide fabric measurement?
Both these patterns are designed to be sewn with fashion fabrics (rather than quilting cottons) which are typically sold as 54″-wide. If you want to make one of the items with a quilting cotton that is 44″ wide, it is definitely possible, but you would need to do your own fabric layout. While the patterns do not provide yardage estimates for 44″-wide fabric, it’s safe to assume that you would need more than what is estimated for 54″.
I accidentally replied to your post as a general comment, so am reposting now to you.
Use this fabric width conversion chart to give you an estimate of how many yards you’ll need in the fabric of your choice:
Try this conversion chart: