No. 1840-1
Based on a historical garment.
For formal wear or warm weather day wear.
Simple and quick to make.
Decoration and variation ideas.


The mantelet was an outer garment similar to a cape or mantle, but smaller and shorter. It could be highly decorated and worn for evening, be made of sturdy wool with a fur collar for winter, or be made of simple lightweight fabric and used as a windy spring day wrap. Though first worn in the late 1700's, the mantelet was most popular during the late 1830's and 1840's; but it was such a convenient wrap that it still showed up in fashion journals in the late 1860's.

Historical Sewing Patterns

The Mantua-Maker

Very simple construction with great results. Add some lace and trim, and your mantelet can be stunning!

This pattern includes 4 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.

All sizes Petite – X-large are included.

1835 - 1870 Mantelet Pattern