Wednesday, September 15, 2010
How much fabric is in a 4x shirt?
I found this one last week. I liked the color - the orange has a red plaid moving through it that seems like it will work well. THEN I noticed the size - it is a 4x shirt.
I photographed it to show you the shirt before I cut it up. I wondered how much fabric it would yield.
Here are the results:
The back (the biggest piece) measures 26" x 30" (=~1/2 yard).
The fronts are each 27" x 15"(=~3/8 yard).
The short sleeves yield 20" x 3" each.
So you can see I will get nearly a yard of fabric from that shirt.