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Marie Mantle 1740-1779

Scroop Patterns

Marie Mantle 1740-1779


This a digital PDF download.  See 'About Your PDF' below for more details.


Sizes S-XL (bust 30'' / 76cm - 52'' / 132cm)  This pattern is very flexible, and can easily fit sizes above and below this range.

Difficulty: Intermediate   

The charming Marie Mantle is the perfect addition to your mid-late 18th century costuming closet - or your modern wardrobe!  This sweet mantle is based on images and extant examples of fashionable mantles worn from the mid-18th century to the end of the 1770s. Similar mantles were worn by less fashionable women well into the 19th century.

View A is a short mantle with rounded front points.

View B is a slightly longer mantle with wide triangular front points.

Both views can be made with or without a small sized hood with star pleating which creates fullness at the back of the hood. Both views are unlined.

The Marie can be made of solid fabric trimmed with a variety of pinked or hemmed trims or lace edging, or lace or net fabric trimmed with lace edging.

Instructions on working with lace and gauze to imitate the look of 18th century lace mantles, and on applying pinked & gathered trim and lace trim, are included.

Like all Scroop + Virgil's Fine Goods patterns the Marie Mantle pattern includes detailed user-friendly instructions on making the mantle using historical techniques.

The instructions use historically-accurate methods and are entirely hand-sewn.  It is possible to do some steps by machine, but no machine-sewing instructions are included.  

Want more mantles?  The Marie also comes in a combined pattern with our other 18th century mantle patterns: the Charlotte and the Sophia.  Get all three patterns for the price of two!  Click here to go to the combined pattern.


Recommended Fabrics:

Light-midweight silks including silk satin, silk taffeta, and silk lustring/lutestring. Lightweight cottons including muslin and voile. Gauze weaves, lace, and net in silk, cotton or linen. Midweight woolen wools with fulled (brushed) surfaces.

The Models:

Lindsey is 5'8'' and a Size 38.  She is shown wearing a hooded View A Marie in Size M in pale lilac silk taffeta over a 1760s robe à la française in blue silk taffeta.

Kezia is 5'2'' and a Size 36.  She is shown wearing the same View A silk taffeta Marie in Size M over an Angelica Gown in cotton chintz.

Lindsey is also shown wearing a hooded View B Marie in size M in modern nylon bridal lace in ivory.  The lace is available from

Averil is a 5'4'' and a Size 36.  She is shown wearing a hoodless View B Marie in Size S in fulled wool in black.


About your PDF:

This pattern is a digital download. Once you complete your purchase you’ll be sent an email with a link to download a zip file containing your printable files. You’ll need to open it on a computer: the zip file will not open on phones and tablets.

The Marie Mantle zip contains the following files:

  • Instructions: 26 pages
  • Print-At-Home Pattern: 18 pages 
  • Copyshop Pattern: 1 A0 page  
  • Printing Instructions: 2 pages

Paper Patterns:

A paper version of the Marie Mantle pattern will be available through Virgil's Fine Goods in the USA.

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