Selecting Your Tilly and the Buttons Measurement Band

Choosing your size band - Tilly and the Buttons

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new UK 16-34 (US 12-30 / EUR 44-62) dimension band! 

All patterns which are launched on this new dimension band may even be obtainable in our present UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52) sizes too. This weblog publish will clarify the distinction between the 2 dimension bands, and supply extra details about our sizing typically.

So for those who’re questioning what dimension band to choose, or need to discover out extra data about our new sizes, then learn on! 

Okay, let’s begin originally. What’s a dimension band?

You are going to see the time period ‘dimension band’ used quite a bit on this publish, so let me reply this primary! The dimensions band signifies the vary of sample sizes included along with your sample buy. 

What this implies is whenever you buy a sample obtainable as much as a dimension UK 34 (US 30 / EUR 62), you’ll select at checkout the scale band which most closely fits your measurements – one that matches a UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52) OR one that matches UK 16-34 (US 12-30 / EUR 44-62). 

What sizes are included within the new dimension band?

The patterns in our new dimension band can be found in sizes UK 16-34 (US 12-30 / EUR 44-62). In our dimension chart, it will go as much as a 152.5cm (60in) bust, 134.5cm (53in) waist and 155cm (61in) hip. Our latest sample, the Lyra shirt gown is on the market on this new dimension band, in addition to our present UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52) dimension band. We now have additionally launched two of our hottest designs on this dimension vary – the Billie sweatshirt and gown and the Jaimie pyjama bottoms and shorts.

Why are the sizes break up into two separate dimension bands?

Merely put, they’re two completely different patterns of the identical design.

On the growth stage, the sample design is drafted in two completely different sizes. These are each tried on by match fashions, and each patterns are analysed for match and adjusted accordingly. Once we’re pleased with the patterns, they’re despatched for grading of their respective dimension bands individually. One turns into a dimension UK 6-24 sample, and the opposite a UK 16-34 dimension sample. Each patterns are the identical design – with some slight tweaks right here and there – however are drafted and graded with a specific dimension vary in thoughts for an optimum match! Each dimension bands are examined individually and adjusted based on suggestions. 

What are the variations between the UK 16-34 and UK 6-24 dimension bands?

At the start, the scale UK 16-34 dimension band has 5 further sizes to our present UK 6-24 dimension band. Check out our physique measurements charts for extra particulars for every dimension. 

Additionally, the 2 dimension bands are drafted with completely different proportions in thoughts. The brand new UK 16-34 dimension band has a barely fuller tummy, and has extra room throughout the bust in comparison with the UK 6-24 dimension band – with a 10cm/4in distinction between the excessive bust and full bust versus 5cm/2in distinction. 

That is nice information for these of you who’ve been telling us you’ve a bigger bust, together with these of you within the higher half of our present dimension chart – 5 of the sizes overlap, so you possibly can select which one to purchase relying in your form. 

As with all dimension, keep in mind {that a} sample is barely a template, so we’d at all times suggest you make any becoming tweaks wanted to match your personal distinctive form – for instance, for those who’re extra pear-shaped than the proportions within the dimension chart.

My dimension falls in each of the scale bands – what sample ought to I purchase?

It is fully as much as you! There’s an overlap of 5 sample sizes (sizes UK 16-24) on each dimension bands, to make sure that folks whose measurements span a number of sizes are catered for in every dimension band. It is value taking a look at our physique measurement charts and selecting the scale that most accurately fits your proportions. 

When you usually discover that you just want extra room within the bust and waist space, then the UK16-34 dimension vary is for you, as there’s a 10cm (4inch) distinction between the excessive bust and full bust, versus 5cm (2in) for the 6-24 dimension band. 

When you do not often want extra room within the bust, otherwise you really feel like there’s often a bit an excessive amount of room in that space, then go for the UK 6-24 dimension band. 

What occurs if I am between sizes?

Once more, check out our physique measurement charts and selecting the scale that most accurately fits your proportions. In case your physique measurements principally match, for instance, a dimension UK16, however you are a dimension UK 14 on the hips for instance and you do not often want extra room throughout the bust, then our UK 6-24 vary will suit you finest. 

In case your measurements principally match a dimension UK 16, however you’re feeling your garments usually pull throughout the bust and waist, otherwise you usually do a full bust adjustment to your entrance bodices, the UK 16-34 dimension band will present a greater match. 

What are the opposite advantages of the UK 16-34 dimension band?

To develop our UK 16-34 patterns, we have been working with an incredible sample cutter who has intensive expertise working with well-known UK trend manufacturers to analyse physique shapes, develop dimension charts and draft patterns for plus sizes. Plus we’ve enlisted the experience of a new-to-us grader who has specialist information of prolonged sample sizing and grading.

Virtually, which means our UK 16-34 patterns have been drafted and graded with this dimension vary in thoughts, particularly in locations just like the bicep, neck, wrist and shoulders. 

What format are the UK 16-34 patterns obtainable in?

Presently, the scale UK 16-34 patterns can be found as PDFs to print both at dwelling on A4 or Letter dimension paper, or at a replica store or sample printing service on A0.

Choosing your size band - Tilly and the Buttons
Choosing your size band - Tilly and the Buttons

Will you launch extra patterns within the UK 16-34 dimension vary?

Sure! At current our Lyra shirt gown sample is on the market on this dimension vary, in addition to two of our hottest designs – the Billie sweatshirt and gown and the Jaimie pyjama bottoms and shorts. We’re additionally engaged on three model new designs to launch in each dimension bands, and two extra fan-fave patterns from our core assortment, all to be launched this yr (fingers crossed!). 

Store the UK 16-34 patterns right here!

I already personal a sample within the UK 6-24 dimension vary that I see you have launched within the new dimension band too. Can I’ve it in sizes UK 16-34 too?

Sure! When you electronic mail [email protected] along with your order quantity, we’ll ship you a similar sample within the UK 16-34 band freed from cost. 


Creator: Nikki Hoar

Fashions: Sarah Baillie and Marcela Solarte

Photographer: Jane Looker

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