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    Hello! I'd like to begin making my dance shawl, but am not sure what the dimensions of the fabric should be. Anyone here able to tell me? I would really appreciate any and all advice. Thanks! Jan

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    mine are usually a full shawl, from hand to hand, in case i wear it over my shoudlers.

    some are also making quarter size shawls, mostly for just dancing.

    I tend to measure mine against myself, since some people are shorter or taller than me, it will fit my hands. SO I 'm sorry i don't really have acurate measurements to give you.
    Well will wonders never cease.....

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    • #3
      I buy 2 yds. of 60" wide material for a standard adult shawl.

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      • #4
        Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it!
        Jan

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        • #5
          I love big ribbon shawls you can wrap up in and that are heavy and hang/fold well...so I make 3 yard shawls in heavy materials and 2.5 yard shawls in satins.
          September

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          • #6
            Holy cow!! that is big...I'm a big girl and mine is 2 yards long and it swallows me up... I can't imagine three yards!! I bet they do look full and pretty though.
            Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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            • #7
              fancy shawl

              This is my first time to make a shawl, what type of fabric would be good for a shawl.

              thank you,

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              • #8
                My shawls is about 2 yds and reaches from one hand to the other with my arms spread wide.
                Good Luck!

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                • #9
                  The way I measure a lady for a shawl is to have her stick her arms straight out in front of her (like a zombie ) and use a tape measure to measure from fingertip, up the arm, to the center of back of your neck (or backbone)..........then double that amount, and add 2 inches for hem. Seems to come out right for each person.

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                  • #10
                    gabardine is what I use for shawls.....
                    Last edited by kiowakat; 07-31-2006, 07:24 PM.

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                    • #11
                      my Mom would always have us stand up straight with our arms up at our sides like a "T" and measure from fingertip across the back to fingertip and add 2 inches also for the hem she also used gaberdine. we would be able to fold it in half with fringe on all four sides of course....lol

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                      • #12
                        Typically I use gabardine as well, but I am working on one right now made of one of those multi colored blankets like you get in Mexico...gonna have lots of fringe and lots of color.....
                        OrangePridendnds1
                        "What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
                        Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator
                        ...... everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.
                        Mourning Dove Salish 1888-1936

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                        • #13
                          My sister in law fringes shawls for a lady and she keeps what ever is left of each roll and tucks it back, I asked her one day what are you going to do with all this? thinking theres not enough of one color to do a whole shawl? but she took her box of fring and neatly placed all the even pieces and fringed a shawl for herself, not looking she would just grab a piece and tie it on and it was really pretty and full, that reminds her of all her hard work and is bit of a convesation piece.
                          I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!

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                          • #14
                            Hey orange pride has that baby ourgrown his outfit yet?
                            I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!

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                            • #15
                              My shawl

                              My shawl is also from around my hand to around my other hand, spread armed and folded over...it's very big but wonderful for prayer...dancing...it got a bit heavy...it did sway nice.. Standing Bear made mine...don't know if she still does that...her websites down for now...

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