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squarepicAntique magazines: treasure troves of historic pattern cutting joy, or just a bewildering mess? Here's how to decipher them!

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Thanks for the article! I didn't know those resources for these magazines, very good to know. There's an online version of the Dutch De Gracieuse as well, which I did a write-up on a while back. They're not very easy to browse, and the pattern sheets aren't very high resolution, but it's definitely workable! My blog on how to find them is here :). https://ateliernostalgia.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/de-gracieuse-a-walk-through/
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cathyhay
Thank you very much for adding to the knowledge base here, Myrthe, we appreciate it very much! I'm glad you enjoyed the article!
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galadriel
These are wonderful, thank you for sharing them! I love these old magazines so much.

- Lucy

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fluffybat
I've gone through the German site with Der Bazar and listed the years that have pattern sheets. You can spot those pages fairly easily if you use the overview button as the pattern pages are quite distinctive.
1857
1858
1859
1865, some
1867, just 2 pages
1868
1869
1872
1873
1874
1877
1878
1882, but only 2 pages
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898

1870 you can see it has the pattern sheets in a pocket on the back page but they didn't take them out to scan them!

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fluffybat
A comment on the Der Bazar files - you can choose between a PDF containing the entire year or a separate PDFs. The whole year PDF file works for browsing the pictures but if you want to read the text clearly or to use the pattern sheets then you need to download the individual issue PDFs or the individual pattern sheet PDF files.
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