Iā€™m new to sewing dresses (or sewing in general), so maybe this is a dumb question, but I found some fabric online and almost all the fabric has width ā€™44. Only the Sheath Dress I wanted to make needs ā€™57. Is there any way I can work around this? Or is the only option to find other fabric that is wider?

Sheath Dress 09/2012 #109

Amount of Fabrics
Diagonal wool jersey,
widht: 145 cm (57")
length: sizes 36, 38, 40: 1.65 m (1 7/8 yds),
sizes 42, 44: 1.70 m (1 7/8 yds)

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    Nov 11, 2013, 10.58 AMby katensew

    The sheath dress is more than likely made of stretch fabric which is available in a 60" width – which would suit your purpose.

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    Nov 11, 2013, 07.05 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I often don’t find fabric in the correct width. Most envelop patterns will give you two widths to choose from but BurdaStyle usually only give you the width of the fabric they used. If the fabric you like is not as wide it means you will have to buy more and fudge the fabric layout – if the fabric you like is wider you can sometimes buy less. Fabric width conversion charts, like this one: http://butterick.mccall.com/fabric-width-conversion-chart-pages-455.php can help

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