Madame Weigel

Join this Vicfix campaign to follow the career of an early fashionista

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Madame Weigel

From 1878 until her death in January 1940 at the age of 92, Madame Weigel revolutionised Victorian women's wardrobes with the publication of her paper pattern series. Rich or poor, from the city or country, women from across Victoria could re-create the latest fashions from London, Paris and New York at a fraction of the cost.

Historic reports and advertisements describe Madame Weigel's huge range of patterns, from gowns to overalls, bonnets to bloomers. Her dedicated followers of fashion from across Australia and New Zealand made the monthly Weigel's journal of fashion a bestseller, and newspapers highlighted her most popular designs.

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  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
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Madame Weigel

Great news: all the articles in this campaign are fixed! Explore them by clicking on the 'Fixed articles' tab, or choose a newspaper article to fix in one of our other Vicfix correction campaigns.