1920 Patron Favoris sewing pattern catalogues

Here are some covers and pages from 4 editions of Patron Favoris -La Mode National-sewing pattern catalogues which were published in 1919 and 1920…

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1940s Wartime French fashion and sewing

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During World War 2, sewing patterns continued to be published in Paris-here are 2 by Patron Elegance. The magazine Nouveaute was also published-heres some pictures.

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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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