How to estimate fabric consumption?

Posted by QUANTUMFACTORY on 10/1/2015 to How To
Rule of thumb for estimating fabric consumption

      Length of garment + Length of Sleeves (if any) = fabric consumption estimate*

an example:

     50 cm = garment length

     54 cm = sleeve length
    104 cm = fabric consumption estimate

   * based on the assumption that front and back of a garment fit into the width of the fabric being used. In some cases (very loose wide robes or Kaftans) it can bee that this does not work (because the garment is so wide).

In such a case you'd take garment length x 2 +  sleeve length = consumption estimate.