Journal des demoiselles was published in France during victorian era-in journal and hardback form. The journal usually was all text-stories, advice, fashio
n tips and some recipes, and would often include a pattern supplement sheet. COULOUR illustrations of the garments can sometimes be found in the Hardback form-its difficult to find the corresponding picture though.
Here are pictures of the original journal in which this pattern appeared.
Journal des Demoiselles translates to Young ladies magazine-and developed from the early Victorian publication “magasin des demoiselles” or Young ladies shop…hence the term magazine which came from the french for shop.