Sizing & FAQ

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Kablooie Store – Sizing Information

Ladies Skirts

All ladies regular skirts are 55 cm length (about knee length, depending on your height).  All ladies midi skirts are 65 cm length (about mid calf, again depending on your height).  Maxi skirts in the designer collections are 85cm long, which falls to the ankle (depending on your height).

Centimetres (Metric) Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Fits waist between   63-70 70-85 75-90 80-95 85-100 90-110

Skirt waist measurements above 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.

Ladies Tops and Dresses

Ladies tops and dresses are designed to be a relaxed fit with a boxy silhouette – slightly oversized.  All designer collections are made from a woven cotton poplin with no stretch. Other pieces are made from thicker woven cotton, no stretch.

Kablooie Tops and dresses are not slim fit – please size down from your normal size if you would like a slimmer fit, but please remember the tops and dresses have no fastenings or zips and are pulled on over the head. If you’re between sizes, I recommend you size down.

The Kablooie sleeveless Summer top is more fitted around the bust, as it has darts, and is not designed to be as relaxed fit as the original tops.

Centimetres (Metric) Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Bust (shirt/dress)  

(Being developed)

80 84 92 100 110 122
Waist (shirt/dress)   62 66 74 82 92 104
Hips (shirt/dress)   86 90 98 106 116 128
Width across bust of shirt/dress  (when laid flat)   50 53 57 61 66 72
Length of shirt (from top of shoulder to hem)   69 70 72 74 75 75.5
Length of dress (from top of shoulder to dress hem)   85 86 87 88 89 90

Children’s Sizes

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 relaxed fit and elastic waisted, and size should generally match age.

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  

Product descriptions, sizing information and photos are provided to help you decide.

What’s the lowdown on postage?

I charge $7.50 flat rate postage anywhere in Australia. Simples!  If your purchase is over $100, your postage will be free – automatically. Totes cool – yay! (Oh, also – all designer collections come with free Australia wide postage. YES! I know, right?)

If for any reason you are charged postage incorrectly, please contact me  – I can check it out quickly and refund you if needed. The perks of being a one woman band.  All parcels include tracking (I’ll include your tracking number in your completed order email).

I post via Australia Post – who advise that a standard parcel can take up to a week to be delivered. However – I have had some parcels take up to two weeks. If your parcel doesn’t arrive within two weeks after being posted in Australia – please FIRST check your tracking number online.  If you’re still unable to find the information or it looks like something is wrong, please then contact me so I can help. You may need to allow more than the usual time during busy holiday periods such as Christmas.

International postage is $15 for the US and Canada, and $20 for most other countries. If your country is not listed please contact me for a quote. Don’t forget some countries charge customs or other fees on your order, and these are not included in the product or postage cost which I charge you. Any extra charges are outside of my control – please ensure you understand this before purchasing – as I don’t want you to experience any rude shocks.

International postage can take from 2 – 6 weeks depending on where you are located. Tracking is not available on International parcels.

I do not accept returns (including return to sender) based on additional taxes or charges being applied in your country after I have shipped your product.  Thanks so much for your understanding.


How fast will my purchase get to me? 

My average turn around is three weeks from order to postage (based on my normal order volume and the nature of handmade items). This does not include postage time. All of my super-fabulous Kablooie items are made to order, with a processing time of up to 3 weeks from order to postage. In 2018 some items may be transitioning to ready made, but this will be clear in the item descriptions for each product.

Some pre orders take an average of 4 weeks when they require fabric to be ordered in. If its important that you receive an item by a certain date, like for a birthday or an important event – please contact me to see if this will be possible.

I also offer express postage for $10 at checkout – but again, please remember that THIS IS FOR POSTAGE TIME ONLY, NOT SHORTER PROCESSING TIME.

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Does Kablooie do returns or exchanges?

Please check out my full terms and conditions here.  Basically, I comply with Australian Law for Returns and Exchanges.

Every single Kablooie product is pretty awesome (I think!), and is handmade.  There will be small differences in pattern placement, stitching and thread colour, and slight variations, as each item is individual and not mass produced. Change of mind (deciding you no longer want your product, or don’t like the style or fit, when it’s been clearly described via product photos and descriptions, and sizing charts, fits under this category). For this reason, please choose carefully.  Where there is a fault in your product, I will either fix it for you, or provide an exchange or credit for a new items.


Do you ever create custom, one of a kind, or limited edition clothing?

Well I’m glad you asked! And yes I do, hehe. Kablooie Clothing is all about being an individual and having fun with fashion.  If you want access to even more of my products, I do limited runs of clothing, occasional one of a kind, and secret sales in my Private Facebook Shopping Group. None of these are available on my website and I’m more flexible about what I can customise, including trying new sizes, adding sleeves, changing length etc.  Cool, right? You can join here.


When will you restock items?

Stock numbers are based on available fabric and my current sewing capacity.  I try to restock regularly, at least once a month.  If you would like an email alert when I restock my regular lines, you can join my VIP email group HERE  or via the VIP sign up page

What is your privacy policy?

I value your privacy, and your private information. And I hate spam. You can read my full privacy policy in the Kablooie Terms and Conditions here.


Kablooie Store is a Registered Business in Australia – ABN 32 457 385 234


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