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

DSCF0411 DSCF0417 DSCF0416 DSCF0415 DSCF0414 DSCF0413 DSCF0412 DSCF0410 DSCF0338 DSCF0337 DSCF0336 DSCF0335 DSCF0334  DSCF0327 DSCF0326 DSCF0325 DSCF0324 DSCF0323These antique vintage sewing pattern sheets were published as supplements to the magazine”Journal des Demoiselles” . This magazine was also known as the Journal Des Dames et Des Demoiselles.  It was  a Ladies’ Journal, perhaps the precursor of such fashion magazines as Vogue. The Journal was issued monthly & covered many aspects of a lady’s life, presenting a fascinating glimpse of the times. There are stories, fashion articles, patterns for needlework, crochet & the crafts of the day, lots of hats & above all the glorious hand colored prints of women and children in marvelous and elaborate costumes of the day. It is interesting to note how popular the color blue was in this period.  The colour prints-see pictures above -would then be reproduced as sewing patterns on large sheet.

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