These 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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