With your sewing machine and today s fine machine-made laces and fabrics, you can quickly and easily re-create the look and feel of heirloom-quality clothing and gifts. The beautiful projects are all shown in full-color photographs that echo an earlier time, yet the simple techniques described here are easy to learn and require no special tools. Make scarves from lace; sachets from fabric scraps; ascots from handkerchief linen; cotton pillows with embroidered ruffles; place mats and matching napkins in linen, chintz, or gingham. Then go on to a basic blouse that you can enhance with a lacy front inset; a cotton summer nightgown, and a host of others. Bonus: A special gift section!