I have an amazing collection of vintage French sewing magazines and patterns and since I get so much enjoyment from them, I thought I would share bits of pieces of them with you.
Today I would like to share some lovely images and sewing patterns from "Le Petit Echo de la Mode." This edition was printed November 6, 1949.
It has lovely fall fashions and focuses mostly on really beautiful coats (and dresses) like these:
Sewing patterns for all of these fashions were available to order by mail. They are harder to find but I just love French patterns from this era; the styles are so timeless.
My favorite image from this edition is below, showing the latest style of accessories in suede.
|Translation: "Suede in your adornment."|
The first below is "Paniers et Corbeilles" or "Baskets and Trays." The measurements given for these are in centimeters. If you don't read French and need the instructions, you can use Google Translate to make some sense of it.
This second pattern translates as "The baby area" and includes a "sleeping sack," "bags for hot water bottle and bottle" "a mat" and most interesting of all, a "walking belt" to keep the wee one from wandering too far on your daily promenade. Essentially it's a toddler leash.
Are these as fascinating to you as they are to me? Would you make any of these things? I would love to know! I have so much fun digging these things up.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.