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E-Pattern & E-Book- 1898 May 1st No 18 Issue of La Mode Illustree- INCLUDES PATTERNS- Victorian Fashion Sewing Magazine

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E-book and E-pattern download of La Mode Illustree issue no.18, May 1st 1898

Pattern sheets PRINT AT HOME on US Letter or A4 size paper at 100% scale. Also include Copy Shop size A0 for the pattern sheets. The magazine is oversize and can be read from a device or your computer, or "fit to print" on your home printer.

I'm happy to share this rare vintage issue with the accompanying pattern sheets from my archives.

La Mode Illustree was a womans fashion magazine from France. It's well known for the black and white illustrations of historical fashion, but also for the PATTERNS!

This issue has been remastered from a period original and compiled into pattern sheets to print at home or at a copy shop. The magazine can be read on your device or printed.

The sizes of the garments are not given. Each item has one size only.

- EXPERT Difficulty -

EXPERT difficulty.
The patterns are an overlapping grid. You must trace off the patterns to create the garments.
Must be able to put a garment together with no instruction. You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques. Please see below for more information.


-Remastered period publication.
-Remastered pattern sheets in black and while on both Us Letter/A4 format and A0 Copy Shop format.
-MULTIPLE garments are on the pattern sheets. See images for details.
-An E-book written by me in English as a quick-start guide to using the patterns
-All text in the period magazine and on the pattern sheets is IN FRENCH

- - What Is NOT Included With These Pattern - -

-NO Seam or Hem Allowance
-NO sewing illustrations. You must be familiar with how to put a garment together using pattern shapes and garment illustration.
-NO sewing instruction
-NO finishing techniques or facing pieces
-NO trim placement.
-NO button and buttonhole placement.

- - Historical Content Warning - -
The historical source is in its original period form with no alteration to the content contained. It may contain offensive, racist, culturally insensitive, and sexist content. Wearing History does not share or condone the views expressed in the period source.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.

You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

This pattern comes in a ZIP folder that must be decompressed to use, and uses a LOT of paper.

Please view my other items by visiting my store, and read my shop policies prior to ordering. Thanks!
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    E-PATTERNS and E-BOOKS are digital download PDF files you save and print yourself or have printed for you. These will not mail to you. You download them yourself to your computer after checkout.

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    Most patterns come as both A4/US LETTER and A0 size. You will need ADOBE READER, a free program, to print your e-pattern.

    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

    For A0 size:

    This is sent away to a copyshop and printed on big sheets for you. We print A0 pattern sheets at great prices at Pattern Printing Company

  • Returns

    No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.

Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.