Meet the newest Scroop Pattern: the Rilla Corset, a historically accurate World War I era corset pattern that is easy and detailed enough for even the total corset novice to tackle.
The Rilla Corset pattern came out of my search for the perfect WWI corset pattern for my Fortnight in 1916, and the realisation that what I wanted in a corset pattern of the era simply didn’t exist as a commercial pattern.
The Rilla Corset is based on an original PD Marvella corset by Belgian corset manufacturer PD Corsets. The Marvella was one of the best-selling corsets worldwide in the second half of the 1910s, making the Rilla corset the most accurate representation of what the average woman wore during the period, and the perfect base for WWI and early 1920s costuming.
With extensive instructions, and advice on achieving the correct fit for the era, the Rilla was designed to be an easy make for sewers with some corsetmaking experience, or a good introduction to corsetmaking for the moderately advanced sewer with no previous corsetmaking experienced.
Inspired by the way corsets were sized and sold in the 1910s, and the most common alterations that I help students to make when teaching corsetmaking, the Rilla comes in two waist-to-hip ratio (hip flare) size sets. The ‘Average’ size set has a 13” difference between waist and hip, and is best for those with a natural waist-to-hip difference of 9” or more. The ‘Slender’ size set has a 10” difference between waist and hip, and is best for those with a natural waist-to-hip difference of less than 9”.
To make it easy to see the detailed lines and all the specific design features of the pattern, the Rilla is divided into three size packs:
The overlapping sizes of the size packs means that you’ll never be stuck with your measurements halfway between pattern size options – which always seems to happen to me!
Like all Scroop Patterns, the Rilla features detailed instructions and illustrations, and has been extensively tested on real women’s bodies, so you can be sure that while it is perfectly historically accurate, you will easily be able to get it to fit you perfectly.
But wait, there’s more! Since the Rilla launched during the Scroop Patterns Indie Pattern Month sale, it’s on SALE! For the next 24 hours until the sale ends, you can get 10% off the Rilla Corset, and every other Scroop Pattern!