Posted by K-Dogg McGee on February 01, 2002
In Reply to: Fabric lengths posted by R. Berg on January 31, 2002
: : : : I have heard that a bolt of fabric is Nine yards in length.. So if you purchas the whole bolt, you take the Whole nine yards
: : I don't think so.
: Fabric sold at retail for home sewing comes on bolts that hold a lot more than that.
::::Actually, I believe the proper origin does come from fabric measurement. In the old days, wealthy women who wanted fuller dresses asked for more fabric. However, this was a very expensive procedure, thus many women could not afford it. The wealthiest of them all would ask for "THE WHOLE NINE YARDS" of fabric. The end.