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    Profile photo of RachelAHCRachelAHC @RachelAHC

    I noticed that online all of the sizes list the same fabric requirements–3 1/4 yards regardless of fabric width. Is this accurate? Seems like a lot for a tunic and I promised my mum one in Tana Lawn for her birthday.

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    Profile photo of Todd GibsonTodd Gibson
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    Rachel, yes, the fabric requirements chart is correct.

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    I’ve just started dipping my toe in the pool of adult sized clothing and I noticed the same thing — I think adult clothes work differently because you need a certain minimum length of the yardage in order to be able to fit the pieces correctly on grain. I think that if you tried to do with less you might find you had to cut something at a weird angle or on the cross grain and it just wouldn’t be quite right. That is what I am finding so far.

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    (But depending on how it all works out, you might be able to make something delicious in a child size from the negative space of your mum’s tunic!)

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    Profile photo of RachelAHCRachelAHC @RachelAHC

    Thanks! Hopefully I’ll have enough left to eke something out for my daughter (so she can match Granny!)

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    Profile photo of Mama_KnowlesMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    I am not sure of this pattern but a dress pattern of mine the skirt pieces the fabric has to be open all the way for a full piece cut out. Perhaps this is the case with this pattern as well.

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    Liberty is wide– 53″ I think, so you’ll have a bunch left over. Choose something you both like!!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Its a shock how much you will need but usually there are good sized pieces for another ‘little’ outfit.

    Don’t forget to make sure you check which way the pattern is running, sometimes you can ‘flip’ pieces sometime not!

    (Or you will have fairies on their heads, yup, I haves done that)

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