Make it fit: Bra Measurment

This week I have been thinking about buying a new bra, so I went online and have been looking for one that would fit me the best. But the first thing I had to do was measure and see if I am the same size I was when I bought my last bra, and this is when it came to me. I bet there are some women out there that don’t know how to properly measure themselves for a bra. So I thought I’d share.

This headless manikin has been so wonderful as to pose as a model for me (sorry for the white on white).

Alright let’s get started. the first thing you want to do is measure just under your bust (marked by the yellow line), make sure you write it down so you don’t have to measure over and over. mine is 38″. this will be the band size.

Next you will measure at the widest point of your bust (over the nipples, marked by the orange line), Again make sure you write it down. mine is 44″

also it helps if you have someone who can help or even in front of a mirror to make sure that the measuring tape is in the right spot or else you’ll end up with the wrong measurements.

Next you will take the band measurement (under the bust) and subtract it from the bust measurement. (44″-38″=6) for every two inches of difference it is another cup size up for example 2″ difference is A, 4″difference is B, 6″ difference is C, and so on.

I hope this helps someone out there.



First Something Crafty!

For the first ‘Something Crafty’ post I thought I’d share a cute paper flower I found on pinterest here. I thought they were super cute and I have been on a sort of paper/fabric flower frenzy lately. Of course being me I had to find a cheaper/faster/easier, way to make them. So here is my version (Which is very similar) but make sure you visit her site to see the original.

First, cut 4 circles from cardstock, it can be any color I just happened to be fond of pink (if you haven’t noticed), and 4 circles from newspaper. The original blogger used story book pages but because I’m cheap I decided I’d recycle some old newspapers I’ve collected from school. Also when you cut the news paper make sure you get just the words on both sides, pictures can be distracting from the overall look.

Next I scalloped the edges to make them look like flowers, then I crumpled them up into little balls and flattened them back out to give them a little texture.

Next I stacked them alternating cardstock and newspaper. I added a little dot of tacky glue to hold them together until the last step.

Then I used a needle and thread to sew a button in the middle to hold all the layers together.

I thought this was super cute.

I hope you all enjoyed it.

Don’t forget to come back on friday to see my first ‘Friday Journal’