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Today I will describe you the Woven fabric consumption formula.

Before calculate the woven fabric consumption, you must need the followings information as mentioned below:

1) Measurement chart with technical spec.
2) Style Description.
3) Fabric Description.
4) Fabrics width/weight.
5) Washing shrinkage if any.

This formula is as under : 

Formula = Length  X Width  / Fab width X Fab Unit



Length = length of the specific parts + allowance
Width  = width  of the specific parts + allowance
Fab width = Fabric width ( after considering the shrinkage allowance).
fabric width is 45" & the shrinkage allowance is 1", Then the Fabric width will be (45"-1") = 44" in the formula.
Fab unit = Fabric calculation unit,here it will be 36 because we are going to calculate the consumption in Yards.

Now we will calculate the consumption of a Shirt (front part)

Center front length  = 32"+1" (Sewing allowance) = 33"
Width (Chest)         = 24" + 1" (Sewing allowance) + 3" Pleat Width (1.5X2)  = 28"

= Length  X Width  / Fab width X Fab Unit
= 33" X 28" /  44" X 36"
= 924" 1584"
= 0.5833333

= 0.59 Yards. (for front part)

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Comment by Apparel1 on October 21, 2011 at 3:14pm

Great.. Love the fact that you are posting an educational blog post.  This is actually the original intention of the Fashion Industry Network.  Often we have "fashion" (style) relevant blog posts.  Having a blog post regarding technical aspects of the industry is wonderful.  Looking forward to your future posts.


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