I thought you all might find this interesting. A while back, I acquired some of these lovely papers. They are titled La Mode Pratique.
I haven’t been able to find much information on the paper, but did find a website that had a little information. You can visit the website here or read on.
French Fashion Publications and Children's Fashions: La Mode Pratique
A French reader tells us, La Mode Pratique was a very popular fashion magazine in France." We are not sure, but believe it is a fashion magazine, or possibly a sewing magazine. We know that the magazine included patterns. We have few details on the publishing history of the magazine at this time. We do note that it was published as early as the 1910s. (My issues are late 1800’s) ...We do not yet know, however when it was founded or ceased publication. It appears to have had considerable information about children's clothing. We do know that it was published throughout the 1930s-40s and into the 50s.
We do not have a great deal of information about the content of the magazine yet. We believe that there were patterns and articles on fashions.
Mother and Daughter...so very beautiful!
Sweet Baby Coat
The top of this gown is a textile dream
Sweet girls outfit
I would have worn this
Love the lorgnette
Look at that waist!
I wonder if the closing of this publication was like losing the Victoria Magazine of that time. The illustrations, and wonderful ads, with included patterns, would have made it invaluable to those seeking the ease of French fashion.