Originally Posted by lightsaber
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.