Sunday, 13 January 2013

Votre Mode, 10th May 1956

Today I have pages from another French fashion pattern magazine, Votre Mode, dated 10th May 1956. I bought this one as much for the pattern included, a lovely shirtwaist dress or blouse and skirt outfit. One thing I love about this magazine is the size of the patterns: it is given in continental sizes 44 and 50 (which translate to English sizes 16 and 22), with instructions for resizing that produce a size range from 42 to 52. It is pretty rare to find vintage patterns in a range of larger sizes like this!

The cover illustration is of the shirtwaist option, with a ruffle-trimmed button placket and puff sleeves.

The pattern supplement, showing different options including puff or cuffed straight sleeves.

The magazine includes articles on ready to wear items, as well as home-sewing.

Beautiful summer dresses...

Children's wear...

Embroidery designs...

And more stunning dress designs. I love the red polka dot number!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these! The ruffle shirtwaist on the cover is so fabulous!