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Question to you, 15th Century types. How much fabric do I need to buy for a fitted gown? I have found a really nifty green worsted wool flannel, got the swatch, and I love it. It is 6.05 oz, and 60 inches wide. Really nifty, but I would like to get an idea since I don't want to order too much or too little. Oh, and I am a size 8-10.

Last night I cut the bodice for my front-laced gathered petticoat. I would like to see if I can finish it for Crown, but I am not holding my breath. After all, there is always Sapphire Joust.

And now, to American Idol: Last night telethon was the cheesiest thing ever. Of course, the cause is very worthy and I am happy that they are raising money for it. (I am a sucker for donating to causes like these.) But not sending anyone home, just sucked.

Oh, well.

At this point, I am being more entertained by "Dancing with the Stars." I would love to see Apollo, Laila and Joey as the final three, and also Billy Ray Cyrus to hold on as much as possible.

No, Billy Ray cannot dance to save his life, but he tries so hard and he's so entertaining that one cannot help but root for him. At least to root enough that he can get an 8 before he leaves the show.

I am convinced that Billy Ray has become the Jerry Springer of this season. Last year, many people were decrying Jerry's staying power, and attributed it at all those "trailer park people" voting for him. Hey, I don't live in a trailer park and I did toss some votes in his direction just because he kept me entertained.

Then again, I have been known to vote for Taylor Hicks and for tossing votes in Sanjaya's direction.

Life is too short not to have fun with it.

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azpapillion
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
Fitted Gown
I actually got one out of 4 1/2 yards for myself the other day, but I usually buy 6 yards for shrinkage. then there is enough to make a pair of stockings out of too.. :) Not that any linen pair will fit nearly as good as that sexy wool pair you made last year.. ;)

azpapillion
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Fitted Gown
For you (which was your question) I would say 5 yards (for long sleeved) and that would allow for some shrinkage, then possibly a pair of stockings.. :)
belfebe
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Fitted Gown
Thanks a million!

And yes, I love those wool pair of stockings! Thanks so much for your help on those! :-D
chargirlgenius
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
It all depends on how full you want the skirt. Height also matters more than size. Here's a sample layout:

http://www.mathildegirlgenius.com/CotteCuttingLayout.jpg

I usually get 6 yards, just to be on the safe side. I'm also prone to cutting the skirt way too long, so you can save yourself there, as well, if you're careful.
belfebe
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you so much!
melaniesuzanne
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
I typically make my fitted dresses from five yards of material and that will usually give me enough for a pair of stockings to match. Depending upon the fullness of the skirt, I'd say four to five yards would be good for you.
belfebe
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million!
shenafin
Apr. 26th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Sinjaya
You would not believe this...one of the guys in my office looks SO much like Sinjaya they could be brothers...they guys gave him a hard time when he was voted off. Heh.
belfebe
Apr. 26th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Sinjaya
That is too funny.
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