A friend made stoles from this pattern and offered the following advice. "Obviously, they used much heavier satin than what I have, because mine are floppy! They said '2 yards' then 'cut 80 inches,' but only 72 inches is possible in 2 yards. Hannah's (narrow shoulders) goes to her knees. Veronica's won't be as long, so I must figure out length to make them end about the same place on two very differently sized girls. At least it didn't take too long, 60 minutes each."