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I’ve decided to swap smoking for sewing thinking it could be my new thing I go to, to relax now I’m starting to wish I never did lol.

I bought a pattern but it’s so confusing or at least to a beginner, I know how to sew and what not but the rest is not my forte. Anyway it says two numbers like this:

45*/* 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/4 …
/** 7/8 7/8 7/8

From my understanding the second lot of numbers are the amount of fabric needed and I know what the “*” means, but what’s the “45/60” all about? I’m so tempted to just give up and go back to smoking at least it was straight forward :(


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    May 5, 2013, 12.51 AMby DancingAmongstTheStars

    It’s the width of the material. The wider the material the less you’ll need.

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    May 5, 2013, 10.05 AMby katensew

    The nos. 45 and 60 refer to the width of fabric.. (As different fabrica are available on the roll) then reading across from them is the length of fabric ( in yards) you need to buy according to the size of garment you are making — given at the top of the pattern envelope. It is often wise to take the envelope with you when you purchase fabric as the retailer is accustomed to assisting.

    I hope that this makes sense to you.

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