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Charlotte Mantle (1770-1795) Pattern || #2203

Charlotte Mantle (1770-1795) Pattern || #2203

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Difficulty: Intermediate   

The Charlotte Mantle is a gorgeous way to keep warm and add an elegant layer to your late 18th century costumes, and is an equally fun accessory for modern outfits.  This chic mantle is based on images and extant examples of fashionable mantles worn in the last three decades of the 18th century.  Similar mantles were worn by less fashionable women well into the 19th century.

View A is a longer mantle with short wide lappets.

View B is a shorter mantle with long narrow lappets.

Both views can be made with or without a medium sized hood with fan pleating which creates fullness at the back of the hood.

The Charlotte can be made lined or unlined.  The pattern includes instructions for a pleated trim.

Like all Scroop + Virgil's Fine Goods patterns the Charlotte Mantle pattern includes detailed user-friendly instructions on making the mantle using historical techniques, as well as extensive additional historical information about the fabrics, notions and techniques used.

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

Sizing Chart:

Sizes Small Medium Large Extra Large
Body Measurements in Inches (Over Stays)
Bust 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Finished Garment Measurements in Inches
Center Back Length, Neck to Hem, View A 25 1/2'' 26 1/4'' 26 3/4'' 27 1/4''
Center Front Length, Neck to Hem, View A 24'' 24 1/2'' 25'' 25 1/2''
Center Back Length, Neck to Hem, View B 16 3/4'' 17 1/4'' 17 3/4'' 18 1/4''

Center Front Length, Neck to Hem, View B

32 1/2''


33 1/2''


Body Measurements in Centimeters (Over Stays)



81 86 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 112 117 122 127 132

Finished Garment Measurements in Centimeters

Center Back Length, Neck to Hem, View A

65 66.5 68 70

Center Front Length, Neck to Hem, View A

61 62 63.5 65
Center Back Length, Neck to Hem, View B 42.5 44 45 46.5

Center Front Length, Neck to Hem, View B

82.5 84 85 86.5

Pattern Download
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Pattern Specifications

This pattern is a physical paper pattern.

The Marie Mantle Pattern contains the following:

24 page Instruction Booklet + Fitting Guide
Large paper printed pattern sheets
Paper Envelope

Size Chart

Recommended Materials

Outer Fabric: silk taffeta and satin, figured silks. Midweight fulled wools. Sheer silks, sheer linens and sheer cottons including embroidered muslin for unlined versions. Printed cottons for lined versions.

Lining: Light-midweight silks including silk satin, lightweight taffetas, and silk lustring/lutestring. Cotton and wool mantles sometimes had cotton or linen linings or part-linings.

Research & Inspiration

About the Models

Leimomi is 5'7'' and a Size 40.  She wears a View A Charlotte with hood in Size M in embroidered Indian muslin in white.  She wears her Charlotte over a View BAngelica Gown in striped silk.Nina is 5'2'' and a Size 46.  She wears a View B Charlotte with hood in Size L in dotted silk-cotton gauze in black.  She wears her Charlotte over a View A Angelica gown in block printed Indian chintz.

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