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Vintage 1940s French needlework magazine

Je Sais Couper et bien Coudre No. 7
French-language magazine, published in Paris
Undated but appears to date from the 1940s

18 pages (including cover) - cover and central pages in colour, remainder in black and white

Sadly, I don't read French but this appears to be a sewing patterns catalogue/magazine. It doesn't contain any patterns as such, though there are scaled down drawings (and full instructions) for the beautiful ladies' outfit featured on the front cover - so it should be possible for the experienced dressmaker to wotk directly from these scaled down drawings (please see example). There is also a knitting pattern (with full instructions) for a girl's short-sleeved sweater with jacquard yoke

A wonderful resource for students of fashion and textiles

Please note: this is a FRENCH-language magazine

PLEASE NOTE: in FAIR condition only. It has been well-used. The cover has separated from the contents and the spine is rubbed and torn in places. There is considerable age discolouration/tanning around the edges of each page as well as curled corners. Several pages also have large areas of water damage along some edges (please look at the photos for examples). However, it doesn't smell damp (just the usual fusty 'old paper' smell that magazines from this period have). All pages are legible and usuable. I felt it was worth listing, despite the flaws, due to its special interest and scarcity

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Vintage 1940s French Needlework Magazine - vintage sewing book - 40s sewing dressmaking pattern


  • Vintage Supply from the 1940s
  • Material: paper
  • Ships worldwide from Harlech, United Kingdom
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