Sizing & FAQ

Heeeeey!! Here you’ll find more detail on sizing, garment style, postage, turnaround times, exchanges and terms and conditions.

If you don’t find your answer here, please get in touch via the contact form at the bottom of the page.


***IMPORTANT – Please note, Kablooie Store is currently on a short break. All orders made by the 11 November have been completed and sent. Please check your email for a tracking number, and check spam or search all mail if you don’t see it at first.  All orders made between the 12th and 28th November have been cut and are being sewn. They will be sent out to you in the next couple of weeks by my team.  All orders made from the 28th November to the 22nd December will be processed on my return, so turnaround time on these orders will be closer to 6 weeks. THANK YOU!***


Kablooie Store – Sizing Information

Ladies Tops and Dresses

Ladies tops and dresses are designed to be a relaxed fit with a boxy silhouette – oversized even.  They are not tailored or fitted to your silhouette.  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 or fitted – 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.


Measurements – Regular Top and Regular Dress

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

The Kablooie Regular dress is a boxy, relaxed fit A line dress, with pockets, with a boxy, oversized silhouette.

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 50 52 54 59 63 67 73 76
Width across HIPS of Top/Dress when laid flat 54 56 57 62 65 69 74 82
Armhole Circumference 34 38 38 40 44 46 48 48
Length of TOP (from top of shoulder to hem) 69 69 70 72 74 75 75.5 76
Length of DRESS  (from top of shoulder to dress hem) 92 94 97 97 98 98 99 100

Measurements – Babydoll Dress 

The kablooie babydoll dress has the same top and shoulders design, with round higher neckline and drop sleeves, as the regular dress and top.  It has a flattering raised, gathered wasitline, and is more roomy around the waist and hips because of this larger gathered skirt volume.

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 50 52 54 59 63 67 73 76
Width across HIPS of Top/Dress when laid flat (approximate ONLY as this area is gathered) 58 60 70 75 80 85 90 95
Armhole Circumference 34 38 38 40 44 46 48 48
Length of REGULAR DRESS (from top of shoulder to hem) 92 94 97 97 98 98 99 100
Length of MIDI DRESS  (from top of shoulder to dress hem) 102 104 107 107 108 108 109 110


Measurements – Shift Dress

The Kablooie Shift Dress is slightly tailored around the bust, with darts, but is designed to be relaxed fit still around the hips and waist with an A line silhouette. A 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


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).

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.

 Measurements – ladies skirt    
Centimetres (Metric) Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18/20 Size 20/22
Fit’s waist between 53-63 63-70 70-85 75-90 80-95 85-100 90-110 100-120


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.   All parcels include tracking (I’ll include your tracking number in your completed order email). If you don’t see your email please check your spam folders in your email account, they often end up there.

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 $20 for most other countries. If your country is not listed please contact me for a quote. Unfortunately I do not post to the US or Canada due to insurance restrictions.  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.

To update you on order progress, you will get an email from the website (using the email you provide at checkout) once your order has been processed, finished and posted. please check your spam or promotions folder if you do not see the email, as it often ends up there.


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.

Some orders take an average of 4 weeks, as I need to allow time for fabric orders to arrive. If it’s important that you receive an item by a certain date, like a birthday or an important event – please contact me BEFORE ORDERING 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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You will always get an email when your order has been completed, along with a tracking number, to the email you provide at checkout, so you know when it’s on your way to you. If you don’t see the email first off, please check your spam or promotions folder as they often end up there.


Does Kablooie do returns or exchanges?

Please check out my full terms and conditions here.  Kablooie Store complies with Australian Law for Returns and Exchanges. I offer exchanges for size (ie if youordered the wrong size, I can exchange or adjust your handmade item so that it fits you).   As per Australian Law, I offer refunds only if your product is defective or has a major fault in it, which can not be reasonably fixed (not for change of mind).

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  fault in your product, I will either fix it for you, or provide an exchange or credit for a new items, or where appropriate, a refund.


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?  Come join us.


What is your privacy notice?

I value your privacy, and your private information. And I hate spam. Please read our separate privacy policy carefully here.


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