Teal Linen Tail Smock
Sage Speckle Wool Tabard
Teal Herringbone Wool Smock
Purple Herringbone Wool Smock
Teal Linen Smock
Toile de Jouy Linen Apron
Felted Wool Jacket

Layercake Sale Size 0

Regular price £139.00 Discounted price £99.00
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To give you a fast overview of what is available in your size, here are the size 0 Layercake tops on sale grouped together.

All sales of discounted items are FINAL. Returns or exchanges are not accepted. Please contact me before buying if you are not sure of your size.

Layercake Sizes
Layercake follows a different sizing system, recognising that the traditional system of "ladies dress- sizes" does not account for body shape and height. Read more about the background to this HERE.

Smock/Tabard/Mini Tabard/Tail Smock/Felted Wool Jacket/Shirt
4 sizes, with a Petite version for Smocks and Tabards that adjusts proportions for size 3 ladies of 5'4" or less:

Layercake size

Garment bust
cm/in

Your bust
cm/in
UK standard
Size
US standard
Size
EU standard
Size
0 95/38 85/34 - 90/36 8 - 12 4 - 8 36 - 40
1 112/44 90/36 - 107/42 12 - 16 8 - 12 40 - 44
2 127/50 107/42 - 122/48 16 - 20 12 - 16 44 - 48
3 / 3 petite 140/55 122/48 - 135/53 20 - 26 16 - 22 48 - 54


Apron:
The Apron sizing is close to our Smocks and Tabards (0, 1, 2 and 3) so if you know your Smock/Tabard size then choose the corresponding Apron size. However, the Apron shape is more open around the bust, so there is some more flexibility if you prefer to wear it more or less fitted.

See the most important guides in the grid below.

 Layercake
size

UK dress size
(approx.)

Maximum
recommended bust
High Hip (measured 10 cm / 4 in
below belly button)
Total length
min/max
0 8 - 12 95 cm / 38 in 104 cm / 41 in 105-110 cm / 41-43 in
1 12 - 18 109 cm / 43 in 112 cm / 44 in 112-117 cm / 44-46 in
2 16 - 22 122 cm / 48 in 124 cm / 49 in 118-123 cm / 46.5-48.5 in
3 20 - 26 138 cm / 54 in 138 cm / 55 in 118-123 cm / 46.5-48.5 in

Custom sizes
We do everything we can to be truly size-inclusive. We can highly individualise your Layercake, by adapting the standard fit and/or choosing a non-standard fabric/colour.

Find out more about this service HERE.

Linen Care & Washing Instructions
Every Layercake has washing labels sewn into them, usually in the left side-seam.
All our linen is pre-shrunk, unless stated otherwise and can be machine-washed at 40º C and either line-dried or machine-dried. If you machine-dry them, take them out of the dryer as soon as it finishes and hang them up straightaway, then you will not have to iron them.

Our Linen
Linen is one of the world's strongest textiles and most sustainable fashion choices, creating zero waste as every part of the plant is used (for textiles and food). Our linen is all European grown, yarn-dyed and woven especially for us, then boil-washed to pre-shrink it.

Find out more about our linen.

Wearability
Linen is not only a Summer fabric, it is also a natural insulator, providing warmth when it is needed and offering the perfect base for a layered look, trapping air between the layers to keep you cozy year-round.

Wool Care & Washing Instructions
Note: all Layercakes have washing labels sewn into them, usually in the left side-seam. We recommend washing wool as little as possible. Wool Layercakes tend not to be worn next to the skin and can be kept going for a long time before a wash is really necessary. Any spills etc. can most easily be removed by spot-cleaning with some water and a cloth.

When it is time to wash, we recommend hand-washing. Wool cycles of different washing machines vary, so while you know your washing machine best, if in doubt stick to hand-washing. There are a number of hand-washing detergent brands (we sell Soak) that can be added to the water, add the garment, wet it thoroughly and then just let it sit. Take the garment out of the water, no rinse necessary, and put it dripping wet in the washing machine for a short spin cycle and hang to dry. Wool Layercakes can also be dry-cleaned.

Our Wool
We produce wool Layercakes in smaller quantities compared to linen, so we rarely have fabric custom-woven for us. The rest of our wool fabrics have been woven in the UK by other manufacturers, but become surplus to their production needs. This gives small businesses like The Slow Wardrobe access to high-quality, often custom-woven wool fabrics in small quantities.

Find out more about our wool.