Here are several editions of the famous French magazine ” Mode Illustree” published in the late Victorian and early Edwardian era of the 1900s. These editions featured vintage sewing pattern sheets for Wedding dresses and other garments;the bride in her bridal gown features on the front page on several. Mode Illustree sewing patterns at this time were produced on a large sheet of many lines;the pattern requires tracing off. Instructions for using Mode Illustree sewing patterns can be found on this website .
Nouveaute womens magazine was published in the 1930s and 1940s in France and contained fashion illustrations, often sewing pattern supplements and usually a mini sewing pattern with measurments that would be enlarged using squared paper. There were also recipes, home advice and embroidery articles too.
Here are 2 vintage french coat sewing patterns published by Patrons Marie Claire in the 1940s/50s…the raglan sleeve panelled coat is a 1940s classic design.
The patterns were published onto silk dress making tissue paper and there are no seams or hems allowances given or markings( apart from some notches) on the patterns.
Miroir des Modes was originally published by Buttericks in Paris France and appears to be the French version of the Delineator magazine. However by the late 1920s, the magazine no longer features Buttericks sewing patterns and the fashions are differently illustrated.
Usually the magazine featured an outline sewing pattern for a dress or coat as well.
During World War, patron favoris continued publishing in Paris some wonderful sewing patterns which are featured in their catalogues.
Here are some pages from the catalogues, featuring dresses, coats
These vintage french sewing patterns were published from 1905 to 1908 and were supplements to the magazine Le petit Echo de la Mode. There are patterns for sleeves, blouses and skirts.
The pattern was on unmarked silk dress making tissue paper and had brief instructions on the back of the envelope.
The pattern appears on silk dress making tissue paper-no markings can be found on the pieces, apart from notches for matching and darts.
Seams and hems allowances weren’t given either.
A lovely retro apron!
La Mode et la Maison (Fashion and Home) was published during the 1930s in Paris France and contained mini sewing patterns for enlargement by home couturiers as well as embroidery patterns and illustrations of the latest french fashions.