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How many yards of seersucker do I need for a suit

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The cloth seller is selling it at 44" by the yard. Also, do I need to double the cloth for seersucker? I heard something about that... but I don't know.

thanks in advance
post #2 of 12
A positive integer's worth.
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A positive integer's worth.

I'm partly asking because I gather that 44" is a non-standard width for cloth...
post #4 of 12
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Seriously, no one can help?
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post #6 of 12
For most people, four yards of 60" goods would be more than enough. So get six yards and that should be plenty.
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Also, do I need to double the cloth for seersucker?

Why on earth would that be the case? Unless maybe you wanted to self-line the whole jacket...
post #8 of 12
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Thanks Manton and niidawg.

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Why on earth would that be the case? Unless maybe you wanted to self-line the whole jacket...

I don't know, some types of tweed need double the amount right? Something to do with the type of loom the cloth is made from? I just wanted to check that seersucker is not such a cloth... maybe it's a figment of my imagination, don't know where I might have heard it.
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Thanks Manton and niidawg.



I don't know, some types of tweed need double the amount right? Something to do with the type of loom the cloth is made from? I just wanted to check that seersucker is not such a cloth... maybe it's a figment of my imagination, don't know where I might have heard it.

You need more cloth if the fabric is made on a narrow loom. Typical width is 60". Many tweeds are made on 36" or 30" looms. I've never heard of seersucker made on 44" but if that's what it is, 6 yards is plenty. If you are short, you could maybe get away with 5. Best thing is to ask your tailor what he needs.
post #10 of 12
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Alright, thanks
post #11 of 12
Hmm. According to that chart you need 3 yards of 60" cloth for a shirt if you're 6' tall and have a 40" chest. That's... a lot. I'd think two would be enough.

I don't know too much about suiting cloth, but 44/45 is a pretty common width for shirtings. I'd be careful not to get something that's too light for a suit, even if it's seersucker. Where are you getting it from, if you don't mind my asking?
post #12 of 12
That's crazy. I am 6' 4" and I can get a shirt out of 2 yards, though my shirtmaker prefers 2.25 yards.
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