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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
Say, 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
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.W (1.5X2) = 28″
= Length X Width / Fab width X Fab Unit
= 33″ X 28″ / 44″ X 36″
= 924″ / 1584″
= 0.59 Yards. (for front part)