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Mexican Dress Pattern Download Hi, I'm the Mexican Dress Lady! I've created this site to share the secrets of making a traditional Mexican Puebla Dress and other beautiful projects with you. My illustrated instruction booklets take you step-by-step through sewing and embroidering my super easy Mexican Peasant Dress, Native American Triad Dress and more.

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Metric Coversion Chart for Fabrics and Sewing

When I first created my Mexican Dress Instruction booklet, I wrote the instructions based on the measurement system used here in the U.S. (inches, feet, yards). Who would have guessed that folks from many lands would fall in love with this American folk garment and want to create their own? I was really happy to learn this, and because of this, am providing this metric coversion chart that will enable you to convert fabric measurements from inches and yards over to centimeters and meters.

1/4 Inch= 0.25 Centimeters
1/2 Inch= 1.27 Centimeters
5/8 Inch= 1.59 Centimeters
3/4 Inch = 1.905 Centimeters
1 Inch = 2.54 Centimeters
1.5 Inches = 3.81 Centimeters
2 Inches = 5.08 Centimeters
2.5 Inches = 6.35 Centimeters
3 Inches = 7.62 Centimeters
3.5 Inches = 8.89 Centimeters
4 Inches = 10.16 Centimeters
4.5 Inches = 11.43 Centimeters
5 Inches = 12.7 Centimeters
5.5 Inches = 13.97 Centimeters
6 Inches = 15.24 Centimeters
6.5 Inches = 16.51 Centimeters
7 Inches = 17.78 Centimeters
7.5 Inches = 19.05 Centimeters
8 Inches = 20.32 Centimeters
8.5 Inches = 21.59 Centimeters
9 Inches = 22.86 Centimeters
9.5 Inches = 24.13 Centimeters
10 Inches = 25.4 Centimeters
10.5 Inches = 26.67 Centimeters
11 Inches = 27.94 Centimeters
11 Inches = 27.94 Centimeters
12 Inches = 30.48 Centimeters

1 Yard = 0.9144 Meters
2 Yards = 1.8288 Meters
3 Yards = 2.7432 Meters
4 Yards = 3.6576 Meters
5 Yards = 4.572 Meters

If you need to do a specific fabric calculation that I haven't listed here, please use this handy conversion calculator. I'll be the first to confess, I'm not well-acquainted with the metric system, but I want everyone to be able to sew their own Mexican Dress with perfect ease and I hope you'll find this chart useful!


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