Sizing

Easy Size Guide

Having trouble figuring out your size?  Watch the video below that I've made to help walk you through it.

What is the sizing like?

Kablooie cotton tops and dresses are designed to be a relaxed casual fit.  You'll love to wear them - comfortable, fun and stylish -  they can be dressed up or down, depending on how you accessorize.

They are not intended to be tailored or fitted, and give you plenty of space to move, laugh, eat and enjoy life!

My main collections are made with a non stretch 100% cotton.  My Breastfeeding range and the new stretch jersey collection are both made from a soft cotton lycra with a gentle stretch and beautiful fall.  It's a solid tee shirt thickness and feels really fabulous on. These garments are more slim line but are still relaxed fit.

If you are between sizes, I generally recommend you size down - this means if you are a size 14-16, I would recommend the Kablooie size 14. If you prefer a slimmer fit,  please size down from your normal size (but please remember the tops and dresses have no fastenings or zips and still need to be pulled on over the head and shoulders).

Skirts have an elastic waist so are designed to fit over a couple of sizes, and can be pulled higher above the waist or worn lower on the hips.  Where you wear it will affect the fit. Fit is generous for skirts, compared to a tailored, buttoned or zipped garment.

Regular skirts and dresses are designed to sit just above the knee, with midi length going below the knee, and maxi going to above the ankle. Extra sleeve add ons are designed to sit above the elbow, for the non stretch dresses and tops.

This is an average fit, and will vary based on your height and body shape, which changes how the garment will sit on you. If you need more assistance, please contact me and I'll get back to you. To see more detail on the different dress, skirt and sleeve lengths available, or how to customise your garment, head to 'Customise Your Kablooie' .

I have recorded a series of short videos on my IGTV channel to show you each of my garments, how they feel and look on, from all angles.  Its a relly helpdul way to see a real garment on a real person, which gives you more information than a flat photograph would. I upload a new one most weeks - Head to my Kablooie Store IGTV channel to see more - I hope you find them helpful!

Sizing Charts

These size charts are currently measurements of the actual garments, laid flat, not average body measurements.  These measurements are from a set of sample garments, cut by hand and sewn in the same way that your order will be.

Please understand these are the average dimensions of the actual garment, not of your body.  For example, the bust measurements measure across the bust of a garment from one underarm curve to another, when the garment is laid flat.  Individually made garments may vary by up to a centimetre, and measurements are approximate.

All bust, waist and length measurements are taken across the front of the garment when it is laid flat. You would double this flat measurement to get the full garment circumference.  If you are measuring yourself, you will need the garment measurement to be larger than your measurements.

Please note the style of Kablooie garments is intended to be loose, relaxed and not fitted or tailored.  Please pay attention to the product photos to see how the garment is intended to fit.

 

The Kablooie Ladies Pants are an exciting new addition to the range.  Created with a local Brisbane Pattern Maker, these pants are a non stretch, wide leg, relaxed fit pant, with an elastic waist, belt loops and a matching fabric belt.  They include slant front pockets and the standard length is 7/8.  Fill length pants are approximately 15 cm longer than the stated length of 7/8 pants.  As with all other garments, you can request up to 5cm to be taken off or added to the length of your pants to adjust for your height and build.  The pants are intended to be moderately high waisted, sitting around the belly button. While they are relaxed fit, pants of course need to be a more exact fit than a skirt or dress as they are going over both your legs!  I'd recommend sticking with your regular pants size rather than sizing down for these garments. Please note that the waistband measurement is a full circumference, but all other width measurements are taken across the front of the garment laid flat (ie need to be doubled to get full garment circumference).

pants (7/8 Length) in cm 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
waistband (round) 62 63 64 74 78 84 88 95 97 99 102
Hip width 49 50 52 53 57 59 61 63 65 69 72
thigh width 29 30 32 34 35 37 39 40 42 45 47
back rise (from waist to crotch) 34 36 38 39 40 42 43 44 45 47 48
length(outseam) 84 85 87 88 91 93 94 96 97 98 99
length(inseam) 55 55 56 57 59 60 61 61 61 61 62
leg hem width 26 27 29 29 30 30 31 32 33 34 35

 

The Kablooie Regular top is a round neck, boxy, relaxed fit woven cotton top, with no stretch.  It sits lower on the hips and has enough length to tuck in or wear out over jeans or a skirt.

all in cm 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust (across front) 46 49 49 51.5 55 58 62 68 69 71 73
Bottom hem (close to hips) 46.5 52 53 58 59 62 67 71.5 73 77 79
Length (shoulder seam to hem) 61 61 61 63 64 67 69 69.5 70 71.5 73
Armhole circumference 37 37.5 38.5 40 41 42 47.5 48.5 49 51.5 54

Gathered Skirt Measurements

All ladies regular skirts sit just above or at  knee length, depending on your height (if you are above average height, it will sit higher on you, if you are below average height, it may sit below your knee).  You can add midi or maxi length to any skirt by ticking that customisation in each product. All ladies midi skirts are just below the knee to about mid calf, again depending on your height.  Maxi skirts go to just above the ankle (depending on your height).

Skirt waist measurements are for an elastic waist, which has more give than a tailored waist with a zip or button opening.  Its comfy, forgiving, and can move around a little depending on where you like your skirt to sit.  Because ladies sizing can be variable, I've tried to give a waist range that the elastic waist will fit comfortably. If you're unsure, I would advise you size down rather than up.

 

all in cm 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Regular Length 57 57 57 57 57 57 60 60 60 60 60
Midi Length 67 67 67 67 67 67 70 70 70 70 70
Maxi Length 85 85 85 85 85 85 88 88 88 88 88
Waist (elasticised) 50-60 53-63 63-70 70-80 75-85 80-90 85-95 90-100 95-105 100-110 105-120

The Kablooie Regular dress is a relaxed fit dress, non stretch cotton, with a round neck, pockets and a slight A line boxy silhouette.

all in cm 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust (across front) 45 46 48 52 54 58 61 67 69 71 72
Waist (across front) 44 46 49.5 51.5 54 58.5 64 68 71 74.5 76
Hip (across front) 45.5 47 52 54 56 61.5 67 70 73.5 75.5 80
Regular Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem) 91 94 94 97 98 98 98.5 99 100 101 102
Midi Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem) 101 104 104 107 108 108 108.5 109 110 111 112
Armhole circumference 37 37.5 38.5 40 40.5 42 47.5 48 48 51.5 53

 

The Kablooie babydoll dress has a round neckline and cap sleeves, with a raised, gathered waistline that sits under the bust (don't forget you can request extra length in the bust to accomodate your bust size if needed). It is more roomy around the waist and hips because of the larger gathered skirt volume.

all in cm 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust (across front) 45 46 48 52 54 58 61 67 69 71 72
Raised Waistline (across front) 64 63 63 64 68 69.5 74 82 86 88 95.5
Hip (across front, gather pulled flat) 68 68 69 69 69.5 70.5 87 99 100 104 106.5
Regular Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem) 95 96 97.5 98.5 98.5 99.5 102 106 107 109 110
Midi Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem) 105 106 107.5 108.5 108.5 109.5 112 116 117 119 120
Armhole circumference 37.5 38.5 40 40.5 42 47.5 48 48 51.5 53

The Kablooie breastfeeding dress was developed over a number of months in 2018 and early 2019, and launched in April 2019.  It's been a labour of love! It is a regular dress style, in a stretch cotton jersey (a medium weight tee shirt style, gentle stretch fabric it's soft, falls beautifully and is both comfy and flattering #truth). It has a round neck, sits just below the knee (so slightly longer than the normal regular dress becasue you spend so long sitting and feeding) and is a relaxed fit stretch dress. It has a top front section that flips up and allows you to feed from the singlet layer underneath, while maintaining your privacy.  Please remember when checking these measurements that this is a STRETCH fabric, unlike my other dresses, so if you prefer a tighter or clingier fit, you can size down and the dress will give you some stretch. Please remember that the pockets may gape open if the dress is too tight around the hip area. Please also note each item is handmade to order, and these measurements are an approximate based on a set of samples.  Please see product photos and individual product listings for a further description of the dress.

Sizes
(cm) 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Dress Length 96 99 99 102 103 103 104 105 106 107 108
Armhole Circumference 45 45 45 45 45 46 48.5 57 57 57 60
Bust (across front, laid flat) 45 47 49 51 55 57 61 64 68 71 72
Waist - top of pocket (across front, laid flat) 40 44 49.5 52.5 55 58 62.5 66 70 71 75
Hip - bottom of pocket (across front, laid flat) 43 46 50 54 57.5 61 65 68 72 73 78
Length of top flap 40 40 42 42 42 42 45 48 48 49.5 50

The Kablooie breastfeeding top was developed from the same pattern as the breastfeeding dress.  It's been a labour of love! It is a regular relaxed fit top style, in a stretch cotton jersey (a medium weight tee shirt style, gentle stretch fabric it's soft, falls beautifully and is both comfy and flattering #truth). It has a round neck, sits at the waist so you won;t get tummy showing when you lift up your arms, and is a relaxed fit stretch top. It has a top front section that flips up and allows you to feed from the singlet layer underneath, while maintaining your privacy.  Please remember when checking these measurements that this is a STRETCH fabric, unlike my other tops, so if you prefer a tighter or clingier fit, you can size down and the top will give you some stretch. Please also note each item is handmade to order, and these measurements are an approximate based on a set of samples.  Please see product photos and individual product listings for a further description of the top.

Breatfeeding Top 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust(across front) 41 46 50 51 54 57 62 64 70 72 73
Length(shoulder seam to hem) 62 64 64 64 64 64 65 69 70 71 73
Length of top flap 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 47 47 48 48
Armhole circumference 40 40 41 43 43 44 45.5 53.5 53.5 55 56
Bottom Hem 44 48 52 55 58 60 65 70 74 78 78

The Jersey top is designed to be a relaxed fit (rather than tight fitting or form fitting) stretch tee, with four options for sleeve length - cap sleeve (regular), elbow length, 3/4 length or full length.  If you own items in cotton non stretch from Kablooie, this jersey range is designed to be equivalent - ie if you are a sixe 14 in non stretch, the size 14 in jersey should fit you also.  Please note, the measurements below are approximate garment measurements, using a garment laid flat (these are not body measurements).

 

Top 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust(across front) 47 48 51 52 53 58 61 66 71 72 75
Bottom Hem(close to hips) 44 49 53 55 57 61 65 71 73 75 80
Length(sholder seam to hem) 62 62 63 63 63 65 67 69 71 72 74
Armhole circumference 38 40 42 42 42 44 45 51 52 53 56

The Jersey Regular dress is designed to be a relaxed fit (rather than tight fitting or form fitting) stretch dress, with four options for sleeve length - cap sleeve (regular), elbow length, 3/4 length or full length.  This fabric has a gentle stretch, and is not shiny or clingy - it falls beautifully and is comfortable and flattering .  If you own items in cotton non stretch from Kablooie, this jersey range is designed to be equivalent - ie if you are a sixe 14 in non stretch, the size 14 in jersey should fit you also.  Please note, the measurements below are approximate garment measurements, using a garment laid flat (these are not body measurements).

Regular Dress 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust(across front) 47 48 51 52 53 58 61 66 71 72 75
Waist(across front) 43 44.5 48 50 51 54 56 63 68 71 72
Hip(across front) 44.5 45.5 50 52 53 56 60 67 71 73 75
Length(sholder seam to hem) 92 93.5 95 95 95 97 97 99 99 100 102.5
Midi Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem) 102 103.5 105 105 105 108 107 109 109 110 112.5
Armhole circumference 38 40 41 42 43 44.5 45 53.5 52 54 56

 

The Kablooie Jersey Babydoll dress is in the same style as the cotton babydoll dress, but in a soft comfortable jersey fabric.  It is a relaxed fit dress with cap sleeves, round neckline, pockets  and a raised gathered wasitline.  The dimensions of the jersey babydoll dress are simaller than the cotton dress, as the garment has a lovely stretch.  However the sizes are intended to be equivalent - ie if you are a size 12 in the cotton dress, you should fit the size 12 in the babydoll dress.  If you prefer a slimmer fit, as the dress is stretch fabric, you can size down.  If you like a normal relaxed fit, just stick with your nromal size. Please note all dimensions below are approximate and taken from sample garments sewn up to test my sewing patterns.

Babydoll Dress 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust(across front gather) 41 43 44 47 50 55 60 63 65 68 71
Waist(across front) 43 45 47 50 55 60 63 66 68 70
Hip(pulled flat, across front) 57 57 66 67 68 76 83 90 95 99 101
Length(shoulder seam to hem) 99.5 100 100 100 100 103 104 107 108 109 110
Midi Dress Length (shoulder seam to hem) 109.5 110 110 110 110 113 114 117 118 119 120
Armhole circumference 44 44 44 44 44.5 45.5 51 53 54 56 60.5

Children's clothing are not listed on the website as part of my regular range from 2019 onwards, as I now focus all my craziness on developing my adult range.  However, I am always able to make you some of my kids gear (especially to match your adult clothes) as a custom request, either via my Facebook group or over email.

Children's sizes are based on the Australian Standard sizing for children. Waist and length measurements are shown below for your reference. All skirts are designed to come to the knee or just below, depending on the child's height. All kids shorts come to the knee or just above. All kids clothing is elastic waisted, and size should generally match age. If your child is tall/large for their age, then I suggest you size up.

Measurements - Children's Skirts/Shorts sizes 1-5

Centimetres (Metric) Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5
Waist (approx.) 46cm 48cm 51cm 53cm 54.5cm
Skirt Length (approx.) 22cm 25cm 27cm 30cm 34cm
Shorts Length  (approx.) 20cm 20.5cm 26cm 28.5cm 32.5cm

Measurements - Children's Skirts/Shorts sizes 6-10

Centimetres (Metric) Size 6 Size 7 Size 8 Size 9 Size 10
Waist (approx.) 56cm 57cm 58cm 59cm 60cm
Skirt Length (approx.) 38cm 40cm 42cm 44cm 45cm
Shorts Length (approx) 35cm 37 cm 39 cm 41cm 43cm

The Kablooie Shift Dress is not currently listed online, but I can create one as a custom order at your request. It is a sleeveless style A line shift dress, with a dart at the bust area, but is designed to be relaxed fit still around the hips and waist. As this dress is a smaller fit due to the more tailored style, I don't recommend you size down if you're between sizes.

 Measurements – Shift Dress    
Centimetres (Metric) Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18/20 Size 20/22
Width across BUST of Top/Dress when laid flat 44 46 48 50 54 56 58 61
Width across HIPS of Top/Dress when laid flat 50 54 56 58 61 63 68 71
Length of DRESS  (from top of shoulder to dress hem) 91 93 94 94 96 96 97 98