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1  Re: Show off your dorm room! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Kimmberrrr on: September 08, 2008 08:11:53 PM
this is .. really lame.. because i don't even live in a dorm anymore! but i do have pictures of my dorm room last year.. unfortunately they are kind of random.. and the first ones were before my roommate moved in.. it looked a LOT different as the year went on.. haha

my tshirt quilt! .. that i never did post on here.. haha

back corner..

window with suncatchers my boyfriend and i made!

my corner of.. crap?

my desk.. and boyfriend

the door.. and my boyfriend on my computer.. haha

and this is my room .. a little bit later, when my roommate had moved int...

my room progressing alittle more.. getting messier that is! .. me and my roommate on halloween in case you didn't catch on.. ha

my roommates side of "crap"

my messsyyy room... we had a disney princess themed party.. to bring back 3rd grade memories... ps my roommate is the dumb looking one hahaha

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2  Vintage Pattern - pajamas! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Kimmberrrr on: September 06, 2008 02:40:12 PM
I don't know if anyone remembers my gingham dress I posted last month, but i used the same pattern.. just the shorter version to make myself pajamas!

( A shirt and bloomers)

I'm not completely convinced that i like them..
maybe they will grow on me

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3  Re: VINTAGE PATTERNS in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Kimmberrrr on: September 02, 2008 07:04:09 PM
Though I've never worked with one before I can definitely say the sizes are not like todays. They're much smaller and just going by the fact that Twiggy was a model then (and most of the designs around that time catered to her shape - or at least I think they did), you're probably going to have a hard time fitting the bust. It looks like you got them all in the same size range. The bust size, 32.5" is pretty tiny - equivalent to a 30B or 32AA-NA (btw, bust size is not your band size, add the cup to the band). If you're good with altering patterns then letting out the bust shouldn't be too difficult.

Use an old sheet for practice.

I love the first one and two knee-length dresses!

no.. the bust always fits.. I know that the bust size isn't my band size.. If i could have a perfect bra, it would be a 26E.. in that case.. a size 31-32 bust line is my size... But I find that 30 fits most of the time as well. 

26E has a cup size equivolent to a 34B and you mentioned one time that you wear 34 and 36 D's. That would give you a 26G or a 26H instead if you were trying to keep the cup the same and decrease the band. Cup sizes are not the same on all band sizes, meaning a 26E is not the same cup size as a 36E, there is a 5 cup size difference between those two. It's strange that a 31" bust fits you...you look a size or two larger than me and I wear a 28F/30E in UK sizes, unless the dresses have a lot of ease in them.

i know that cup sizes are not the same..
i took my measurements like so...

around the fullest part of my bust = 31"
around my rib cage = 26"

31-26= 5 inches.. and each inch bigger than your band sizes equals one cup size..
so A=1, b=2, c=3, d=4, e=5 therefore 26E should fit perfectly.. at least that is what i found online..

I do wear a 32 D, but only because the cup fits better than a C of any size.. the band is huge.. so i resew all of my bands to get it down to at least a 30 (if i take it down more than that it ends up looking lumpy.. )

Anyway.. if it helps you really think about my size..
I'm 5'0''
and 75 lbs . . .so yeah haha.. i'm pretty small..

and i've been using vintage patterns.. and they don't have much ease in them at all.. which is why i use them.. i hate having to buy patterns smaller than my measurements and still having to figure out how to make them fit better

I've included this picture.. if it helps understand?

mostly i'm REALLLYYY skinny.. so it is my EXTREMELY small rib cage/band size that qualifies me as a d/e .. but anywya... sorry my boob looks kind of lumpy.. i was wearing that gathered gold bathing suit i made for the summer.. haha


I'm just glad that it seems that the 50's patterns i've found were made for women with tiny waists and larger breasts.. or maybe i'm just weird.. i've pretty much just come to that conclusion... has anyone else found this to be the truth with these patterns?? not the redone ones.. but the ORIGINAl ones?

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4  Photography: Friend's Senior Portraits! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Kimmberrrr on: September 01, 2008 06:45:46 PM

you can pm me if you wanna see more =]
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5  vintage 70's pattern = my $6 dress!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Kimmberrrr on: August 19, 2008 09:28:21 PM
I have been very busy with a fulltime job this summer, but now that I have a few weeks before school starts, I have gotten back to sewing!

(I was the one that made like 3 bathing suits in a week at the beginning of the summer!)

anyway, I found a vintage pattern at a local thrift store, and thought it was extremely adorable.  I am pretty sure it dates to sometime in the 70's.  The pattern was $2, and the fabric that I used for the dress was from the dollar wrack at Wal-mart! I got 4 yards, so that makes the total cost of the dress around $6!

I made this one in about 3.5 hours tonight. 
Let me know what you think!

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6  My first Fondant - and my boyfriend's 21st birthday! in Dessert by Kimmberrrr on: May 22, 2008 05:51:09 PM

I'm not going to lie and say this was easy...
It was actually pretty hard..
but he was worth it =]

and yes it was yummy!!
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7  SILVER METALLIC SWIM SUIT!!+INFINITY DRESS(pic heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Kimmberrrr on: May 13, 2008 05:55:11 PM
So this is my newest creation.. I just finished it tonight.. took.. well.. a longgg time..
but i finally finished it and I love it just as much as my gold one, even though they are completely different styles!!

I included a detail of the top.. I top stitched in hot pink to match the straps.
and btw.. i realized why I never want to sew bathing suit ties again..
They are insane to turn inside out!

anyway.. let me know what you think!!

So.. I never really wanted to make one of these because none of the ways of tying it seemed like it would look very flattering on me!

Then I saw this thread..
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245247.0 by rachelily

I loveeddd the way she tied the dress, so I decided it was worth trying!

I got some super soft knit from Wal-mart today (off the $1 rack of course)..
It took me almost 2 hours, mostly because I don't have a big cutting mat, and I was being a huge perfectionist about the edges being perfect!!

sorry.. crappy pictures again!!
Anyway.. I know it isn't anything new, but I like it =]
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8  Gold Metallic Goddes Bathing Suit. EDIT.. NEW BOTTOMS!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Kimmberrrr on: May 10, 2008 12:55:29 PM
well..I love how this came out!
Even without a pattern!

sorry for:
1. the crappy pictures.. I used my webcam
2. the mess in the background
3. if anyone is offended by my "nakedness".. but i mean seriously.. I'm going to wear it to the beach next week!


i think these work better.. and they are definitely more comfortable =]
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9  Just Finished!!! 60's wrap dress? in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Kimmberrrr on: April 22, 2008 03:37:47 PM
so after 3 days of sewing.. i'm finally finished!!

it's made out of cotton from Joann's.. I got it last week on sale for probably $1.50 a yard?

this is the pattern i used...

.. and some details..

btw.. i've made a few other things in the past couple weeks.. and of course I'm starting a new dress (i'm kind of obsessed with the dress thing right now).. but I"ll just make one big post later with all of them in it.. (about 4 i made a while back.. and i have about 7 or so floating around in my head!)
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10  Ballet anyone? in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Kimmberrrr on: April 21, 2008 02:12:53 PM
So after working on my photography project this weekend, I realized.. Hey! I've made this and no one has seen it yet!! But alas! Now I have nice pictures =]

The girl in the picture is not me.. but rather a friend that is a few years younger.. I actually made the purple dress/tutu for my senior prom, but was too lazy to add an under layer so that it wouldn't be see through.. at least I got to use it for this project!  We just happen to be about the same size.. so it worked out pretty well!

^the back.. its a really weird angle taken from above.. sorry!!!

but the straps in the picture are not part of the dress.. Hopefully you can see the leotard shes wearing underneath and recognize the parts that aren't the garment!

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