- Mar 16, 2006
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He may need all of the 4m once he starts cutting. Plaids sometimes require extra length as you have to place the pattern pieces specifically to match the plaid. You can’t just move the pattern pieces closer together to save space and cloth.X-Post from Cloth thread
Opening the package for the first time put a grin on my face. This fabric feels like what you'd expect for tweed as konstantis mentioned: stretchy, spongey, hairy, scratchy, and THICK. This has some serious heft to it.
Turns out, 4m is a lot more than I thought. This is a verified horse blanket. I couldn't get the entire length in one picture.
My tailor said he only needed 3.5m, I only just realized I probably could've requested 3.5 instead of 4 unfortunately.
Still though, I'm having trouble imagining how an entire 3.5m of this stuff is required to make one coat.
Raglan sleeves are much longer than regular sleeves as they extend to the neck and the plaid has to match up with the coat body.This takes more cloth.
Topcoat patterns are long and wide.