Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Measurements and Sizing




I found this diagram and thought it may be helpful for those who aren't sure where or how to measure themselves. Every seamstress/dressmaker/designer has a few of their own preferred measurements that arent standard but i thought this diagram had a good list of just about everything.
Below is my own sizing system, roughly based on today's US sizes and measurements with a little added based on trends I have seen in customers measurements over the years.

XXS BUST 31 WAIST 25 HIP 35

XS BUST 33 WAIST 26 HIP 36

S BUST 35 WAIST 28 HIP 38

M BUST 37 WAIST 30 HIP 40

L BUST 39 WAIST 32 HIP 42

XL BUST 42 WAIST 35 HIP 45

XXL BUST 44 WAIST 37 HIP 47

3XL Bust 46 Waist 39 Hip 49

4XL Bust 47 Waist 41 Hip 51






Standard US sizes below as listed by J.Crew
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Regular Sizes
size (us)numeric size  (us)bustnatural waist                hip
XXXS00030                             2333
XXS0031.52434
XS032.52535
XS233.52636
S434.52737
S635.52838
M836.52939
M1037.53040
L123931.541.5
L1440.53343
XL164234.544.5
XL18443646.5
XXL204637.548.5


Regular Sizes
size (us)numeric size       (us)bustnatural waisthip
XXXS00077.558.584
XXS00806186
XS082.56489
XS2856691.5
S487.5                               68.594
S6907197
M892.573.5                              99
M109576101.5
L129980105.5
L1410384109
XL1610788113
XL1811291.5118
XXL2011795123

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BRA Size Conversion Charts

Brazilian Bra Sizing
below is a chart from this website
http://www.brazilingerie.com/blog/guide-to-brazilian-bra-sizes/
explaining Brazilian Bra Sizing.

Brazilian sizes do not take in consideration cup sizes. Each number falls within a combination certain range of bust size and thorax size. With the table table and your American size you can find your appropriate Brazilian size for bras:
Brazil Size American Size Bust (cm) Thorax (cm)
40 32a, 32b 83 to 87 68 to 72
42 32c, 32d, 34a, 34b 88 to 92 73 to 77
44 34c, 34d, 36a, 36b, 32dd 93 to 97 78 to 82
46 36c, 36d, 38a, 38b, 34dd 98 to 102 83 to 87
48 38c, 38d, 40a, 40b, 36dd 103 to 107 88 to 92
50 40c, 40d, 42a, 42b, 38dd 108 to 112 93 to 97
52 40dd 113 to 120 98 to 102



Other Countries Conversion Charts:


Band Conversion Chart

UK USA Europe France Italy Australia
28 28 - - - -
30 30 - - - -
32 32 70 85 1 10
34 34 75 90 2 12
36 36 80 95 3 14
38 38 85 100 4 16
40 40 90 105 5 18
42 42 - - - -
44 44 - - - -
46 46 - - - -
48 48 - - - -
50 50 - - - -
52 52 - - - -
54 54 - - - -
56 56 - - - -


Cup Conversion Chart


UK USA Europe France Italy Australia
AA AA AA AA - -
A A A A A A
B B B B B B
C C C C C C
D D D D D D
DD DD or E E E DD DD
E DDD or F F F E E
F G G G F F
FF H H H FF FF
G I J J G G
GG J K K GG GG
H K L L H H
HH L M M HH HH
J M N N J J
JJ N O O JJ JJ
K O P P K K
http://www.breasttalk.co.uk/size_charts.aspx

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wicked Theamed Wedding Dress Part Two

I posted about this dress forever ago and i finally got pictures taken, here is the link for the first post about this.
http://morningstar84.blogspot.com/2011/08/wicked-wedding.html



This was the original sketch for this dress, and below the finished product!




Matching asymmetrical lace bolero with back cutout and 3/4 length sleeves and detachable train

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mad Men Season 5 Fashion


I have been watching the new season of Mad Men, as i'm sure lots of people are. I love seeing how they slowly introduce new looks to the show. Megan has already had more interesting outfits so far, I'm not sure how i like her character but her clothes are great.