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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A paper version of the Marie Mantle pattern will be available through Virgil's Fine Goods in the USA.
The Marie Mantle Tester makes - helpful inspiration for making your own.
Tutorials & Pattern Hacks
How to make your own silk ribbon - perfect for the mantle ties
How to bind the neck edge of hoodless Marie & Charlotte mantles with ribbon - another fun finish to the mantle if you don't want to use the binding pieces included with the pattern.
Additional Historical Information:
The inspiration behind the Marie Mantle: extant mantles and period images
- 18th century mantle inspiration: a pinterest board