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Layercake Synergy Duster

Regular price £179.00
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Details
The Synergy Duster is the second of what will grow into a range of Layercakes that are sewn by The Slow Wardrobe and then, with our guidance, finished by you.

The idea is that the final piece consists of a combination of sewn and knitted fabric. However, each garment will be perfectly wearable without your additional work. Our instructions give you a number of options to decide on the final look you like best. And the most adventurous may want to do their own thing and design their own additional parts to the garment we send you!

The Duster is a one-size-fits-all Layercake. As always, the design was based on fitting frames between 5 and 6 foot in height and between UK dress sizes 10 - 26 (EU 38 - 54, US sizes 6 - 22). The measurements in the size guide are taken with the garment lying flat. The front panels overlap a couple of inches when its lying flat but the Duster is designed to be worn loose and open, so there is a LOT of freedom in terms of sizing.

It comes to you with yarn (a set of the Layercake Twisted Fade) and a pattern to knit sleeves as well as the pattern for the Soepeler long Scarf (in case you prefer to keep the garment without sleeves)

In summary, you receive:

  1. The Synergy Duster.
  2. 175g of Layercake Linen 3-ply (the Twisted Fade that goes with the fabric of the Duster).
  3. Knitting pattern that includes instructions for both sleeves in a fade as well as the pattern for the Soepeler Scarf as an alternative to sleeves.

If a certain fabric/size shows the "add to bag" option, then there are 2 possibilities:

1. We have some ready-made in stock (shown directly above the "add to bag" button).

2. It is a pre-order, i.e. we have to make it for you. If this is the case, you will be able to put it in your cart and order it, and you'll realise that we won't be able to ship immediately (pre-orders usually take between 2-4 weeks)
PLEASE NOTE: standard-sized made to order garments CAN be returned for a refund!

If we have run out of stock AND fabric, it will show as "No longer available" and you will not be able to add it to your cart, it truly is all gone.

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.

Duster/Step-top/Synergy Top
These garments are designed to fit a very wide range of sizes and heights, from a UK size 10 to 28. Check the garment measurements to give you an idea of their dimensions.

Garment Underarm*
cm / in
Armhole depth*
cm / in
Hips*
cm / in
Length front
cm / in
Length back
cm / in
Duster - short 74 / 29 31 / 12 83 / 32.5 64 / 25 84 / 33
Duster - long
74 / 29
31 / 12
83 / 32.5
100 / 39.5 120 / 47
Step-top - Small
74/29 33 / 13 open
56 / 22
71 / 28
Step-top - Large
84/33
37 / 14.5
open
64 / 25
79 / 31
Synergy Top
84/33
37 / 14.5
open
64 / 25
79 / 31

* measured with garment lying flat, so double this measurement for circumference

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.