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Silverado and Dore Corsets & Chemise circa 1837-1839
Last Updated: 08/10/2014

Corset

Sewing time estimate for your first corset: 8 hours this does not include cutting or fitting

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The black corset is the "Dore Corset" and the pale pink one is the "Silverado Corset" both corset patterns come in one pattern envelope and include a wide range of sizes. NOTE: the different silhouettes.


Chemise

Sewing time estimate for chemise: 3 hours
Pattern

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Silverado Corset and Chemise

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Laughing Moon Bone Chart for Silverado and Dore Corsets.

The following charts have been modified from those in the Laughing Moon Corset pattern to reflect metric size bones as sold by Farthingales. Corset sizes are listed down the left, bone lengths are listed across the top and quantities required are with in the chart with total bones required can be found on the left hand side.

PLEASE note that this is only a guide! If you notice the grading of the pattern gets longer as it gets bigger, this is not always the case with people. It is always best to buy the pattern, make a sample garment for fitting purposes and then order the bones that you have discovered you require based on measuring the sample garment after alterations. You may discover that A) you need different length bones and/or B) you need more/less of them. This will depend on personal choice and corset fit/support. Bones that are too long are very uncomfortable and can force holes in the corset fabric, getting the right length is very important.

View A: Dore Corset

Corset Size Bone Lengths BUSK Length
24 cm 26 cm 28 cm 30 cm 32 cm 34 cm 36 cm TOTAL
6 2 8 2 8 4 24 12 inch
8 2 8 2 8 4 24 12 inch
10 8 2 4 10 24 12 inch
12 8 2 4 10 24 12 inch
14 2 6 4 8 4 24 13 inch
16 2 6 4 8 4 24 13 inch
18 2 8 4 6 4 24 13 inch
20 2 8 4 6 4 24 13 inch
22 8 4 2 10 24 13 inch
24 8 4 2 10 24 14 inch
26 2 8 2 12 24 14 inch

View B: Silverado Corset

Corset
Size
Bone Lengths BUSK Length
26 cm 28 cm 30 cm 32 cm 34 cm 36 cm 38 cm 40 cm TOTAL
6 4 8 8 4 24 12 inch
8 4 8 8 4 24 13 inch
10 2 2 12 4 4 24 13 inch
12 2 2 12 4 4 24 13 inch
14 2 2 8 4 8 24 13 inch
16 2 2 8 4 8 24 14 inch
18 4 8 8 4 24 14 inch
20 4 8 8 4 24 14 inch
22 2 2 12 4 4 24 14 inch
24 2 2 12 4 4 24 14 inch
26 4 8 4 8 24 14 inch

See also Comparison photos of some of the corset patterns we sell.



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