Search for vintage french sewing patterns online!

I have just been told about an amazing French resource that anyone can access-and by searching vintage magazines, you can find old sewing patterns in France….suggest you try searching for “mode pratique”

Link is here…….

I shall be searching out new patterns here!

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1950s French vintage retro sewing pattern-les patrons couture de la coupe Parisienne-skirt and blouse

nov2015_0003nov2015_0002This rare sewing pattern was published in the 1950s by Les patrons couture de la coupe Parisienne.

The stunning illustration is for a kimono sleeve blouse in 2 styles….and the pattern pieces are on plain sewing tissue with the pattern layouts illustrated on the packet.

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Vintage 1940s Lingerie Claudine french sewing pattern

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This lovely vintage French sewing pattern was published in the 1940s by Claudine. Patterns are for a pair of French knickers and a petticoat. The actual pattern doesn’t include seams allowances and is printed on plain silk dress making tissue.

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1941 Le petit Echo De La Mode vintage french hat sewing pattern

hat pattern_0003This edition of Le petit Echo De La Mode was Published during World War 2 in Paris. Le petit Echo De La Mode was a popular womans weekly magazine published from Victorian times in France.

This page gives  illustrations and instructions for sewing some wonderful hats-the patterns are in miniature and need enlarging.

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Journal des demoiselles French vintage Sewing pattern sheets 1890s up to1899 Victorian era

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Victorian 1800s Mode Illustree 1897 magazine and large sewing patterns sheets including cycling clothes

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On the reverse side are diagrams for Costume de Bicyclette or cycling trousers to be worn under a special skirt and blouse.The garments were usually illustrated in the magazine-see pictures!

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1920s vintage flapper French couture sewing patterns

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This edition of Mode Pratique was published in August 1927 and contained several sewing pattern supplements for Flapper fashions which were illustrated in the magazine along with instructions to make up the garments.

The patterns don’t contain seams allowances and no facings are given. Often the pattern will need lengthening too.

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Retro 1950s and 1960s vintage French couture sewing patterns

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Heres some vintage sewing patterns from the 1950s/early 1960s that were published in Paris. The pattern makes have great names-“Allure de Paris”    “Paris Luxe”  and the great designs of course. These patterns do not include seams and hems allowances.

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Victorian sewing pattern sheet for wedding dress

Mode illustree Victorian sewing patterns sheet

Mode illustree Victorian sewing patterns sheet

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Mode Illustree was published in Paris France from the late 19th century though to the middle of the 20th century. This Victorian edition contained a large sewing pattern sheet for various garments that were illustrated in the magazine-including this beautiful wedding gown

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1960s vintage retro french sewing patterns sheets-echo de la Mode, Femmes d’aujourd’hui

The French womens fashion magazines “echo de la Mode” (a whisper of fashion)  and Femmes d’aujourd’hui” (Women of today) which were both published in Paris, continued to give supplement sewing pattern sheets away with their magazines in the 1960s.

These sheet usually give the garment illustrations for front and back views;pattern layouts and brief instructions. The reverse sheet gives the actual pattern as a series of lines which are meant to be traced off for each pattern piece. Seams and hems allowances aren’t given.1960s vintage french sewing pattern 1960sfda_0002 1960sfda_0003 1960sfda_0004 1960sfda_0005 1960sfda_0006 1960sfda_0007 1960sfda_0008 1960sfda_0009 1960sfda_0010 1960sfda_0011 1960sfda_0012 1960sfda_0013 1960sfda_0014 1960sfda_0015 1960sfda_0016 1960sfda_0017 1960sfda_0018 1960sfda_0019 1960sfda

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