Announcement Quality Renaissance, Georgian, Regency and Victorian sewing patterns and books. Perfect for costumes, masquerades, and reenactments.
Quality Renaissance, Georgian, Regency and Victorian sewing patterns and books. Perfect for costumes, masquerades, and reenactments.
Elegant Victorian Bustle Dress Engraving from 1870, Digital Download for Clipart or Image Transfer
Victorian Bustle Dotted Dress Engraving from 1871, Digital Download for Clipart or Image Transfer
Victorian Traveling Bustle Sewing Pattern - When Finished It Packs Flat! Created by the Mantua Maker - 1870 2
Regency Dress Sewing Pattern for an Open Robe. Multi & Plus Size Pattern for 1795 - 1820 by the Mantua Maker. 1810 2
Victorian Princess Petticoat Sewing Pattern, Multi & Plus Size Pattern, by the Mantua Maker. 1880 10
Slim Fashionable Victorian Dress Engraving from 1879. Digital Download in Two Formats, JPEG & PNG
Two Victorian Dresses in One Engraving from 1879. Digital Download for Notecards, Clipart, or Image Transfer
Victorian Corset Sewing Pattern for 1870 - 1895, Multi and Plus Size, by the Mantua Maker Historical Patterns. 1880 12
100 Archival Quality Poly Bags. 18 x 12 inches, 1 mil Plastic Bags. They fit large Victorian Harper's Bazar & Queen Magazines. 1mm12x18
Victorian Dress with Gorgeous Draped Bustle, Engraving from 1875 as a Digital Download. Clip Art for Invitations or Note cards.
Late Regency Day Dress Historical Sewing Pattern for 1825 - 1830. Multi & Plus Size, by the Mantua Maker. 1820 1
Sexy Victorian Panniers Dress Engraving from 1879. Digital Download for Clipart or Image Transfer
Chemise or Shift Underwear Pattern. Multi & Plus Size Historical Sewing Pattern by the Mantua Maker. 1800 1
Regency Underwear Sewing Pattern. Multi and Plus Size Pantalettes Historical Pattern by the Mantua Maker. 1810-4
Renaissance French Gown Sewing Pattern: Multi & Plus Size Historical Pattern for 1500 - 1630, by the Mantua-Maker. 1500 5
Victorian Dress with Draped Bustle, an Engraving from 1875, Digital Download for Clipart or Image Transfer
Engraving of Two Victorian Ladies in Bustle Dresses. Digital Download, first published in 1871
Georgian Corset Pattern for 1720 - 1790, Multi & Plus Sized Historical Costume Sewing Pattern - 1700 1
Georgian Skirt or Petticoat Sewing Pattern. Multi and Plus Size Historical Pattern for 1740 - 1780. 1700 4
Renaissance Spanish Loose Gown Historical Sewing Pattern for 1480 - 1600. Multi & Plus Size, by the Mantua Maker Patterns. 1500 2
Historical Petticoat or Under Skirt Sewing Pattern Instructions for 1550 - 1840. PDF file ONLY. Created by the Mantua Maker. 1700 5
1850s Dressmaking Paperback Book: The Art of Fashion, 1850 thru 1859 Dress, Sewing, and Clothes Care Advice
1870s Pompadour or Dolly Varden Victorian Dress Engraving. Digital Download for Clipart or Image Transfer
Victorian Polonaise Dress Sewing Pattern for 1875 - 1888, by The Mantua Maker. Multi and Plus Sized Historical Sewing Pattern. 1880 14
Victorian Skirt Pattern. Multi and Plus Size Historical Sewing Pattern for 1870 - 1890 by the Mantua Maker. 1880 17
Victorian Sewing Pattern, Mystic Mine Basque Bodice for 1875 - 1890. Multi and Plus Sized Historical Sewing Pattern. 1880 24
Victorian Skirt Pattern for a Round or Foundation Skirt. Multi and Plus Size Historical Sewing Pattern by the Mantua Maker. 1880 11
Plaid Victorian Walking Dress Engraving from 1871. Instant Digital Download for Clipart or Image Transfer
Sheila on Jul 30, 20225 out of 5 stars
Excellent customer service, Can’t wait to try this pattern
Linda on Mar 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
I got the pattern just as described. I have the fabric and will by using the pattern shortly. I love the Mantua Maker Patterns and will definitely order more.
Mary on Feb 15, 20225 out of 5 stars
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Melanie on Aug 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful pattern in excellent condition. Shipped quickly.
Nancy on Jul 26, 20225 out of 5 stars
Perfect arrival was quick thank you
Doug on Jul 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great pattern. Easy to read. Haven’t actually started with the Mantelet yet, but after reading the included information, it seems like the most complicated part of this project will be deciding on what kind of lace to dress it in.
Riley on Jul 15, 20225 out of 5 stars
the pattern came in very quickly, and it's super easy to follow, mine look nice so far thanks to the pattern :)
Katie on Jul 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for combining shipping, I didn't even ask for it! The patterns arrived quickly and they look amazing! I can't wait to purchase more from you!
Katie on Jul 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
This pattern is perfect! I can't wait to use it! Thank you so much for the quick shipping and great item!
Sheila on Jun 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
Love it pattern look forward to making it
Ramblings of a Mantua-Maker
In 1986 my boyfriend took me to BayCon and my first costume contest. I've been addicted to costuming ever since. My boyfriend married someone else (a wonderful woman), and I 'married' my sewing and craft room. ;-)
My costumes -- historic and fantastic -- have won awards at Costume Con, organized by the International Costuming Guild, WesterCon, BayCon, and WorldCon.
I create sewing patterns for historical clothing from the skin out - underwear, corsets, skirts, and bodices. It seems important to me that we remember how clothes used to be made, especially because clothing has changed so much, from the cloth to the styles we choose.
All Mantua-Maker patterns are designed, drawn, and written by me, then printed in small batches by local print shops.
I also run three other Etsy shops:
I'm a long-time costumer and historical clothing lover. I also enjoy creating fantasy costumes, such as a centaur or a demon goddess. :-) I love to create historical sewing patterns and write books on historical costuming topics.
The sweetest cat in the world, Churchill supervises all my work, and he even tries to help with the typing.
Cleo is my new helper.
Print and copy shop
A former blue-print printer that now prints bond copies.
Each pattern is carefully researched and tested, so that any garment made from a Mantua-Maker pattern will be historically accurate, but with allowance made for the changes in women's physical build between the time the garment was originally worn and modern times.
Sewing should be fun! I try to simplify my pattern pieces to the most basic - but historically accurate - shapes. No fussy details - unless they are unavoidable to create an authentic costume. No bizarre concoctions - unless a period woman really wore it. Lots of options, variations, and decoration ideas.
I personally draft and describe my patterns: corset patterns, general underclothing and underpinning patterns, skirt patterns and bodice patterns. I work hard on creating instructions that are interesting, as well as useful. The instructions are geared toward someone who knows a little about sewing, but not necessarily a lot. Corsets need a little advanced sewing knowledge, but even there, with persistence and patience even a beginner can make a corset.
My apologies for shipping costs, but postage went up outrageously in January. I'll refund any excess postage costs over $1.00.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
I don't accept exchanges
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds must be requested within 7 days of delivery and will be issued after the item has been returned in salable condition. If you choose to return an item, outgoing and return postage will not be refunded.
Texas residents must pay state sales tax of 8.25%
Feel free to email me for a quote on shipping multiple patterns. I can weigh your order and ask the Post Office for exact charges. If I can ship it cheaper than my posted rates, I'll refund any excess postage over $1.00
Much to my regret, due to the appalling cost of overseas postage and the new higher Etsy fees, I can no longer accept overseas orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
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For a long list of FAQs, please see https://www.mantua-maker.com/FAQ.html
FYI 1 - All instructions are in English.
FYI 2 - I do have a cat (allergy warning; my cat has such fine fur I find stray hairs in places she could *never* get to!) but she has little contact with my patterns. My home is smoke-free, but vintage books and trim may carry their own distinctive odors.