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🇺🇦Support for Ukraine🇺🇦: Tunics

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Not just talking the talk, but walking the walk!

To drive home the spirit behind my initiative, I have brought together all Blue and Yellow Layercakes in the collection.

To support the worst-hit Ukrainian citizens as a  result of Russia's pointless aggression, I will donate 20% of the sale of each garment shown in this selection to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal - with your help!

To make this manageable, returning customer will not be able to use their 10% loyalty discount. INSTEAD, I will match that discount and donate 20% as just stated. So in effect we share the donation without you having to take any further action beyond the purchase of a Blue or Yellow Layercake.

If you love this initiative but are not in a position to make a Layercake purchase right now (or yellow and blue are not for you), I have also added the option to "buy" a £10 donation (and of course you can buy more than one of those). All £10 donations will also go straight to the BRC.

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, up to 6 weeks during very busy times like Oct-Nov)
PLEASE NOTE: standard-sized made to order garments CAN be returned for a refund!

If you need an outfit for a special occasion, please contact me BEFORE placing your order to ensure it can be made and shipped to reach you in time.

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.

The Slow Wardrobe sizes
We follow our own sizing system, recognising that the traditional system of "ladies dress-sizes" does not account for body shape and height. See how The Slow Wardrobe sizes relate to body measurements HERE.

Smock/Tabard/Mini Tabard/Tail Smock/Felted Wool Jacket
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

Smock
waist - hip
cm/in
Tabard
waist - hip
cm/in
Smock
length
cm/in*
Tabard
length
cm/in*
0 95/38 107/42 - 148/58 106/42 - 130/51 116/45.5 104/41
1 112/44 118/46 - 166/65 116/46 - 144/56 122/48 110/43.5
2 127/50 134/53 - 182/72 136/54 - 158/62 126/49.5 114/45
3 / 3 petite 140/55 150/59 - 192/76 152/60 - 180/71 132/52 - 119/47 118/46.5 - 106/41.5

* from shoulder to longest point
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.