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Meet the Scroop Rilla Corset – the perfect WWI era corset pattern!

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 Scroop Rilla Corset Pattern

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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 Scroop Rilla 1913-1921 Corset 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.

The Scroop Rilla 1913-1921 Corset Pattern
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.

The Scroop Rilla 1913-1921 Corset Pattern

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:

Size Pack A: 30-38
Size Pack B: 36-46
Size Pack C: 44-52

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!

The Scroop Rilla 1913-1921 Corset Pattern scrooppatterns.comLike 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.

The Scroop Rilla 1913-1921 Corset Pattern

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!

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  1. Tegan says

    Oh my goodness this this is amazing. Well I think I need to buy this now!

  2. This looks like the kind of undergarment I need to be wearing right now! And I think it looks like a good place to begin for historic undies. Thanks for producing it.

    • You’re welcome! I’m going to be doing a tutorial on how to make it as a modern undergarment – but not until after I get back from Costume College!

      • Tamar says

        Oh! I hope this is still on the list of posts to come! I would love to read your tutorial on that, and I’m sure many others would too.

  3. Deanna says

    This is great! The different hip flare sizes and overlapping size packs are brilliant (I am always between sizes), and the name is perfect!

  4. Amy B. says

    You named it after one of my favorite book characters. Love!

  5. That’s great that you’re filling a gap in available patterns, this looks fantastic.

  6. Sewing Faille says

    Cool! With all the metal bits, though, how do you wash the corset?

    • Dry cleaning is recommended for corsets, though if you’re wearing them in proper historical fashion (over a chemise, and under clothes) they really don’t get dirty, and simply airing them keeps them nice and fresh.

  7. Yay for a new Scroop pattern but boo on me for missing the 10% off sale!

    I really, really would love a 1910’s corset, but I have a problem with the length – I don’t think they go high enough to support my vast amounts of acerage without me looking like a cover of National Geographic.

    Would you recommend just extending the top of this pattern to add the additional support? Or can the corset hold back the tide just as it is?

  8. Wendy says

    That’s a great looking corset. I am with Gillian on this though: being substantially endowed, I have never understood how this style of corset support “the girls”. Would welcome your comments on this, as I am sure you must have fitted other busty women.

    Finally a corset pattern I don’t have to pay overseas postage on! Also love the idea of the overlapping sizes, very sensible.

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