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  • Design your own: Playsuit

    £105.00

    In sizes UK 4-6 to UK 26-28
    Dungaree shorts
    In your choice of fabric

    14 in stock

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    DESCRIPTION

    Design your own playsuit with us!

    HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC + PLACE YOUR ORDER:

    1. Choose your fabric by heading to our instagram fabric gallery 

    Each fabric has a reference number & details of which of our designs + sizes it is suitable for. Comment on the instagram post or email us via info@theemperorsoldclothes.co.uk to reserve it – we generally only have enough of each fabric for 1-2 garments so this step is really important!

    2. Place your order here – double-check you have the correct garment style.

    Your fabric reservation lasts for 72 hours so please place your order during this time otherwise the fabric will become available to other customers.

    Important: make sure to write your size + fabric reference number in the order notes when you are entering your payment details.

    3. Sit back, make a cup of tea + get excited about your one of a kind garment!

    GARMENT DETAILS:

    Like all our playsuits & dungarees, this playsuit comes with a side popper, zip fastening, metal brace clips and adjustable shoulder straps for your comfort.

    WAYS TO WEAR:

    This playsuit is super comfortable to wear and looks great with a plain grey or black top underneath. When the months are colder pair our playsuits with a cosy jumper underneath, tights and ankle boots.

    Pair with sandals or trainers & basket bag for dressed down summer days. Dress it up for the evening with classic black tee and your favourite heels.

    Feel good fashion! This playsuit will be created by our all female team in our Brighton studio for a living wage. Every piece we make is totally unique and will not be reproduced.

    Want to see how this design looks made up in different fabrics & sizes? Check out the whole range currently available in our shop.

    All our clothing and accessories are hand-tailored from scratch in our Brighton studio. Every item we create is completely unique and created using mainly vintage and end-of-roll fabrics so no two items are the same.

    SIZE

    GARMENT DIMENSIONS

    Short length:

    UK 4-6 / EUR 32 / US 2 = length from waist 15″

    UK 6-8 / EUR 34 / US 4 = length from waist 15″

    UK 10-12 / EUR 36 / US 6 = length from waist 15″

    UK 12-14 / EUR 38 / US 8 = length from waist 15″

    UK 14-16 / EUR 40 / US 10 = length from waist 15.5″

    UK 16-18 / EUR 44 / US 14 = length from waist 15.5″

    UK 18-20 / EUR 50 / US 18 = length from waist 21″

    UK 22-24 / EUR 50 / US 18 = length from waist 21″

    UK 26-28 / EUR 56 / US 22 = length from waist 21″

    Want a specific short length? Just let us know in the order notes.

    SIZE GUIDE

    Here is our size chart featuring body measurements for each size. Check your measurements and use this chart to see which size you take.

    Most people are in between sizes so we offer alterations to our one of a kind ready-to-wear pieces. Please get in touch if you need any assistance or have any alterations queries.

    UK EU US BUST WAIST HIPS
    4-6 32 0-2 32in 81.5cm 25in 63.5cm 35in 89cm
    6-8 34 2-4 34.5in 88cm 26.5in 67.5cm 36in 91.5cm
    10-12 36 6-8 36in 92cm 28in 71.5cm 38in 97cm
    12-14 38 10-12 40in 102cm 32in 81.5cm 42in 107cm
    14-16 40 12-14 44in 112cm 36.5in 93cm 47in 119.5cm
    18-20 46 16-18 50in 127cm 42in 106.5cm 52in 132cm
    22-24 50 20-22 56in 142cm 48in 122cm 58in 147cm
    26-28 56 24-26 62in 157.5cm 54in 137.5cm 64in 162.5cm
    30-32 62 28-30 68in 172.5cm 60in 152.5cm 70in 178cm

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS

    These will be included in the post with your dungaree-culottes – if you’d like to know this before placing your order simply get in touch.

    SHIPPING & RETURNS

    SHIPPING
    Design your own garments take 1-3 weeks to create before they are shipped.
    Free UK shipping via 1st Class Signed For (with tracking code)
    Free worldwide shipping via standard untracked airmail
    *PLEASE NOTE* If you would prefer your item to be sent via Special Delivery (UK) or via International Tracked & Signed mail service please select this option at checkout – extra fees apply

    PACKAGING
    We ship using circular packaging with RePack which will automatically be added to your basket. Read our RePack FAQ page to find out more.
    *PLEASE NOTE* If you have already purchased a RePack with us or you are on a low income you can opt-out of RePack charges at checkout.
    If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    RETURNS
    Design your own orders are non-returnable + non-refundable. If the fit isn’t quite right when your garment arrives, we work with you to get it just right!
    For more information read our Returns Policy before placing your order.
    Please send back your item(s) to us using your RePack package using the return address label provided.

    REVIEWS
    55 out of 5 stars (based on 23 reviews)
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    In Love

    November 7, 2019

    I received my design-your-own pencil skirt about a week ago, and I am in love. It fits perfectly, the design is flawless and the ordering process was so simple. (The skirt is royal blue wool, warm and cozy and CUTE!) I found started following TEOC Instagram 6 months to a year ago, and waited so long contemplating what to get. Finally made a purchase and now I’m already ordering a pair of trousers. Cecily and the crew are amazing people. I have so much respect for their mission, and I’m excited to help support.

    Shelley

    Playful yet chic Pinafore

    August 13, 2019

    My pinafore dress arrived today and I have spent the entire day with a huge beam on my face. I have purchased from TEOC several times before however I have only ever bought semi formal items with the intention of wearing them for a special occasion. This time I splashed out on a piece I am certain I will wear over and over again. I want to thank the team for somehow creating such a wonderfully playful yet sophisticated dress. I feel comfortable lounging around in this as it fits to a T but I can still breathe! I also love that I can hide away under the never ending circular skirt when I’m curling up on the sofa then when I stand up the material hangs perfectly in a really flattering way so I’m sure I’ll feel super confident when I go out and about and show it off! I also love how I don’t feel so guilty buying clothes when I buy from TEOC – it’s so much better knowing you are promoting sustainability whilst also enjoying purchasing beautiful quality clothes. Thanks so much team, I am really over the moon.

    Katie B

    So happy with my custom Nathalie dresses!

    July 31, 2019

    I couldn’t resist getting twp custom Nathalie shift dresses after falling in love with some fabrics on their instagram account. The process to order a custom dress was easy (as long as you have your correct measurements). They arrived a few weeks later and I love them! I’m plus size, so it can be hard to find a shift dress that fits well–but when it’s made to measure, they fit perfectly! I cannot wait to wear them and encourage you to support awesome, women owned and sustainable businesses!

    Ramona

    Softest to the Touch and even Cuter to Wear

    June 9, 2019

    I was inspired to buy my first Emperor’s Old Clothes garment by someone who had customized their own playsuit in my city in Canada. After sorting through the fabrics I found a design/material I thought would make an amazing playsuit. I know that I gave my exact measurements, but when it arrived I was still blown away by how the playsuit fit me absolutely perfectly. And the material I had chosen was so soft to the touch. The prettiest custom piece I could have ever wished for. Excited for adding more garments of this quality to my wardrobe

    Sarah

    Metallic red coin purse

    April 20, 2019

    I love my ZERO WASTE shiny metallic red coin purse!!! I take it with me everywhere. It’s beautifully made, well stitched with no loose thread or unravelling, no tears or holes. I love the pretty detail of the gold vintage clasp and its lightweight compact size. I like the attention to detail with The Emperor’s Old Clothes printed inside, which is a nice reminder of the value of slow fashion and sustainability. Because it can hold as little or as much change as I have, I never need to buy another coin purse again, this is for life, which means I save money and waste. Really delighted with this, but most of all, just really pleased it’s fabric that has not ended up in landfill and been re-purposed and given a whole new lease of life. My compliments to the Emperor who made this!!

    L

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

    April 6, 2019

    I stumbled upon TEOC Instagram account and happened to see the most gorgeous fabric, I was instantly in love and needed to have something made. The process could not have been simpler and my skirt got to me in no time (and fits PERFECTLY). I can’t wait to wear it once it gets nicer out!

    Emily

    The new love of my life, Dungarees!

    April 2, 2019

    I am in LOVE! These are the dungarees I’ve been looking for my whole life. They fit beautifully, and are so so comfy, (first time ever that dungarees have done that on me). Thank you for making such a beautiful brand that is ethical and unique. I’ll be back for more! 🙌🏻 x

    Abigail

    BUY IT NOW

    March 21, 2019

    I just received my design your own two piece today and I am in LOVE. This is the third piece I’ve bought from Emperor’s and let me tell you this, the standard is unbelievable. I have never owned anything that fit me so well before. I am definitely an Emperor’s convert for life! If you’re still contemplating buying something, JUST DO IT. Not only will you be supporting an incredible company that clearly put so much thought and heart into their work and have an amazing ethos to be more sustainable and more inclusive, you also just DESERVE clothes that fit you this well and are of this quality. Do it, you won’t regret it.

    Michelle Mathews

    Lovely custom two piece

    March 21, 2019

    I received my custom two piece (crop top and shorts) in the post yesterday. It’s absolutely lovely, I’m so pleased with it. The fit and quality is lovely. I’m excited for the weather to get warmer so I can wear it outside!

    Emma

    Absolutely perfect in every way

    March 14, 2019

    I spent quite a lot of time debating the cost of these but oh my, they are worth every single penny. They are beautifully made and just oh so perfect. The attention to detail is so lovely and they are really something special you don’t get off the rail at a chain. Cannot recommend them enough.

    Zoe

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    Size Guide

    Below is our international size guide including bust, waist and hip measurements in inches & centimetres.We hope that this chart helps you find your perfect garment size with us.However, we are used to altering designs to fit customers who are in between sizes so if you have any specific requirements or need any help please don't hesitate to get in touch.
    UK EU US BUST WAIST HIPS
    4-6 32 2 32in 81.5cm 25in 63.5cm 35in 89cm
    6-8 34 4 34.5in 88cm 26.5in 67.5cm 36in 91.5cm
    10-12 36 6 36in 92cm 28in 71.5cm 38in 97cm
    12-14 38 8 40in 102cm 32in 81.5cm 42in 107cm
    14-16 40 10 44in 112cm 36.5in 93cm 47in 119.5cm
    18-20 46 14 50in 127cm 42in 106.5cm 52in 132cm
    22-24 50 18 56in 142cm 48in 122cm 58in 147cm
    26-28 56 22 62in 157.5cm 54in 137.5cm 64in 162.5cm
    30-32 62 26 68in 172.5cm 60in 152.5cm 70in 178cm

    We are in the process of extending our size range. This is quite a lengthy process for a small brand but it is something we are 100% committed to.If we don't currently go up or down to your size please get in touch with your measurements + we can create you your dream 'design your own' garment!

    Check out our guide to taking your own body measurements & our handy measuring kits

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