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Uncovered cloth but odd length; what to do?

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Gang, I've uncovered some (suiting) cloth -- snagged it on eBay -- it's 2.7 metres. I expect this is enough for a coat. Am I right? And is there enough for something else to be done with it (obviously not trousers)?
It's 'heavyweight' donegal. God knows how heavy it really is, but it was cheap like a budgerigar.
 

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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
Gang, I've uncovered some (suiting) cloth -- snagged it on eBay -- it's 2.7 metres. I expect this is enough for a coat. Am I right? And is there enough for something else to be done with it (obviously not trousers)? It's 'heavyweight' donegal. God knows how heavy it really is, but it was cheap like a budgerigar.
Doggie coat? Of course, it could rub the poor things fur off.
 

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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
Doggie coat? Of course, it could rub the poor things fur off.

The dog weighs more than I do!
 

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Depends on your chest size & jacket length. How wide is the cloth? 30" or 60"?
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
Depends on your chest size & jacket length. How wide is the cloth? 30" or 60"?

Chris, I've got a 34" chest and my jackets run at 30" down the back. The cloth is 60" wide. Ta.
 

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I'm a 40" chest and 6ft1 1/2" tall. 3.5 meters (for a 60" wide, solid coloured cloth) are more that enough for a jacket and a pair of pants, so 2.7 should be fine for a jacket, even if the cloth has a pattern to it. Note: when a cloth is patterned, more is required, so that the tailor can match the pattern.
 

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a really creative cutter could make you a suit. they would have to use a crotch piece. maybe piece the facing as well. cut with smaller outlets, no cuffs, etc. I have seen it done!
otherwise jacket and vest.
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
a really creative cutter could make you a suit. they would have to use a crotch piece. maybe piece the facing as well. cut with smaller outlets, no cuffs, etc. I have seen it done!
otherwise jacket and vest.


+1, a suit is possible.
 

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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
Gang, I've uncovered some (suiting) cloth -- snagged it on eBay -- it's 2.7 metres. I expect this is enough for a coat. Am I right? And is there enough for something else to be done with it (obviously not trousers)?
It's 'heavyweight' donegal. God knows how heavy it really is, but it was cheap like a budgerigar.


I had to do some research on that one



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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
Gang, I've uncovered some (suiting) cloth -- snagged it on eBay -- it's 2.7 metres. I expect this is enough for a coat. Am I right? And is there enough for something else to be done with it (obviously not trousers)?
It's 'heavyweight' donegal. God knows how heavy it really is, but it was cheap like a budgerigar.


Get seven more fabric ends and make a patchwork jacket a la FNB.
 

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