All posts tagged: Rilla Corset

Hooray! Scroop Patterns now available in paper format!

I’m delighted to announce that selected Scroop Patterns are now available in hard copy!                     Get your paper versions of  the Rilla Corset  and  the Ngaio Blouse  exclusively through:  Wearing History   About the patterns: Hard copy Scroop Patterns are printed on high-quality, medium weight bond paper, with easy to use spiral-bound instruction booklets.   Both patterns and instructions are in full colour. Wearing History is based in Southern California, USA, and ships worldwide. In keeping with Scroop Patterns commitment to supporting small businesses, and to reducing waste whenever possible, the hard copy patterns are printed by a small, local to Wearing History, printing company. And, of course, if you don’t want to wait for shipping, you can always get your digital print-at-home Scroop Patterns through What’s next? Even more Scroop Patterns  in hard copy! Leave a comment to let me know which one you’d like to see in paper next! SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave

WWI era corset, 1910s corset, Rilla corset, corset pattern

The Scroop Rilla Corset on real bodies

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. …

The ideal WWI figure Part IV: staying fashionable and supporting a full bust, 1910s style

In Part IV of The Ideal WWI Figure, let’s look at how women with full busts achieved support and the fashionable silhouette of the period. Part I: The Ideal WWI Figure: a range of Ideals Part II: Breaking Down the Elements that Made the ‘Ideal’ figure Part III: The Changing Ideal Figure, 1913-1921 One of the most common questions I get asked about the Rilla Corset is how to wear it/what you do for bust support if you are very full busted, as it sits below the bust. To answer that question, let’s go back to the source, and look at period accounts, illustrations, and extant examples of bust supporting garments.  There is no better way to find out how to support your bust then to see how it was actually done in period. As we’ve seen from looking at the figure ideals in the 1910s over the last three posts in the series, the ideal WWI bust, whether small or big, was low and drooping, rather than high and perky, as is the modern …