A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 313,558
Currently Running With Scissors:
254 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Help guessing my friend's size?  (Read 662 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Queen of the Waffles
Offline Offline

Posts: 1107
Joined: 10-Feb-2005

View Profile
« on: June 09, 2010 07:13:50 PM »

So my friend's boyfriend wants to give her something custom, but we don't have her exact size. I know she is a 36D, she has a tummy and not much of a butt, so more apple/top heavy. I am small(32A) and pearshaped, so I have trouble translating. He wants it to be a surprise, otherwise I'd just measure her.

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5905
Joined: 23-May-2007

I've got a smile on my face & trees all around me

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 07:44:17 AM »

It will be hard to estimate exact measurements, but you could make something that is designed to fit a bit of a range (with knit material so it stretches). 

Some thoughts for you to think about in estimating.  Do you know how accurate her bra size is (has she been fitted or is that just what she buys?) because if it is accurately fitted you can use that information along with bra sizing information to get her bust measurement (there are online calculators that you can estimate with, but from what I can tell her bust would be approximately 36 inches).  Other things to think about while estimating.  you said she has a tummy, is it larger or smaller than her bust.  Consider the same for hips (larger or smaller than tummy/waist).  If you think about all these things it may be possible to estimate, but I know I would be nervous about trying. 

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

The only PhD I earned stands for Pretty Happy Dropout! Now starting new adventures!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010 06:33:06 PM »

Well, if her bra fits her, then you know your underbust measurement is 32 and her bust measurement is 40. So from there you have two options: either sneakily obtain other measurements (by finding some excuse to measure existing clothing) or make her something loose-fitting (like a circle skirt with a drawstring waist or a cape).
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Stained Chairs
Tute Tuesday: Box of Chocolates Wreath
Sweet Hearts

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.