Step by Step page 4

1765 meets 1795. We can build ’em all!

Continued from Step by Step page 3…

9.  Silhouettes purchases all the materials for those items selected & agreed upon in the quote, & begins construction.

10.  If you live close enough to Clark, Wyoming, a fitting for undergarments is best done in the privacy of the Shoppe (maps will be included).  This is included in your price. 

If you can’t get here, arrangements will be made for shipping garments for fittings.  We can build everything from measurements, but it is risky, as it can be difficult to measure yourself, so measurements & fittings are preferred at the shoppe.

Our expert corsetierre will assist with customizing undergarments for those who can come to Wyoming.

11.  Adjustments will be made as needed, & undergarments are completed.

At this point, new measurements in the undergarments need to be made by you or at the shop. (Dresses “robes” are designed to fit over appropriate undergarments, although by arrangement, we can work with modern shapes.  These are the things discussed in the rough quote).

12. The outer garments will be built next, based on measurements taken in historic undergarments.  At this point, you may want to keep what has been made to have ready for the next fitting.

Fittings are very important as most historical fashions were either draped or tailored to the body. Fitting Stays or Corsets takes careful measurement, attention to detail, & good intuition based on experience.
A large part of the design process is determining if you need your costume to adapt to other eras (e.g. short stays of 1800 can be used back to 1780 or forward to 1825 depictions), or to mix and match with other things you own or would like to own in the future.  We can build your costume to depict multiple characters and to work in different weather, climates, or seasons.

Click here to go to the next Step by Step page 5…

Click here to go back to Step by Step page 3…

Click here to go back to the Step by Step start…

Click here to go to the Historical Eras Introduction page…

First & Last Names
We need your full name to contact you if necessary
Your Email
Give your email where you can be reached. Persons with school & organizations should give a non-school/organization address since we can be spammed
Retype Email
In case of typos, please retype your one main email address
Your Phone Number
We need to have a 2nd way to contact you in case email doesn't go through. Include Phone or other way to contact you
Type of Performer You Are
Which type of performance will you be using your costume for; e.g. re-enactor, storyteller, actor, docent, etc.? This is 1 or 2 words. If not performer - write NONE. We'll ask for more detail next.
Info on Your Project and Character ?
Tell us about the year date of your character or project approximately, and anything that will help us understand what you are looking for such as fashion era, character name, event or activity it will be used for
Your City & State Location
Your city & state in the United States. We want to know if it's possible to travel for fittings or if things need to be done via mail. We sell only within the 50 United States
What is Your Current Gender
While we LOVE people of all genders, we build costumes only for women, but will consider on a project by project basis. Please indicate something
Tell us About Your Project ?
Give a few details about the project you are looking for; e.g. type of character, location, anything you want to share (you'll have to write something to proceed)
You are Not a Robot
You are Not a Robot
Prove you are not a robot. Enter the figures you see exactly as they are including capitalization and numbers