I’d hoped to show the Scroop Rilla Corset on models when I launched it, but unfortunately due to timing issues that wasn’t possible.
Happily, we’ve now managed to do a full photoshoot with the Rilla, and I can show you how it looks on actual bodies!
Both Jenni and I are wearing the Rilla Corset in size 38, with Average hip flare. Jenni wears View B in white coutil, and I wear View A in peach pink brocaded cotton.
The size 38 in Average is a perfect match to my measurements. Jenni has an exceptionally small waist compared to her hip size, so the ideal Rilla Corset for her would be custom fitted to her measurements: shortened, as she is petite, and let out slightly in hip and at the underbust, to accomodate her amazing curves.
I give guidelines on adjusting for fit in the Rilla Corset pattern, and will also be demonstrating custom fitting on Jenni in a later post. Although not an absolutely ideal fit, the standard pattern still fits her quite well.
We both put on our corsets right after eating a big (and delicious) lunch, and then spent a couple of hours in them hanging out, posing, sewing, grommeting another corset, and lounging on the couch reading my vintage 1910s magazines and Alexandre Dumas’ Louise de La ValliÃ¨re (scandalous!).
Perfect proof that you can comfortably live and work and do things in these corsets!
Both Jenni and I are wearing combinations made from Wearing History’s ca. 1917 Combination & Chemise pattern, Rosalie stockings, and earrings by Dames a la Mode. Jenni’s shoes are 1990s era Louis heels, and my shoes are modern ballroom dancing shoes.
Huge huge thanks to Jenni & my amazing photographer for their work. They are such amazing women, and I’m very grateful to get to work with them, and to be their friend.
Further pictures will be appearing on the Scroop Patterns product page shortly!
The corsets look great! Your treadle machine is so pretty, do you use it often?
Thank you! Unfortunately I need to get the belt on the machine replaced, so right now I can’t use it. The plan is definitely to use it!
Oh! Now I can see the belt dangling. Hope you get it in working order soon. I love using a treadle, so relaxing, and my sewing doesn’t “get away” from me as sometimes happens with an electric machine. And a too-heavy foot. 🙂
You have lovely photography backdrops, too. 😉
Wow , you both look beautiful . My Gram , who was born in 1892, Dublin Ireland, always wore a corset ! Even when she was 80 years old When she was young she wore ones that help up the bust , too . However she said the style then was to flatten out your bust as much as possible. Then later she want to under the bust ones with hook and eye closure in the front.â¤ï¸