This as a fascinating read for any sewing enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. It will prove of much interest to both the amateur and professional dressmaker. Its 398 pages contain extensive explanatory diagrams on a variety of themes, forming a complete how-to guide. Twenty-four chapters deal with a diverse range of topics, including, amongst others, Basting, Simple Stitches, and Seam Finishes, Tailoring Tricks, Taking Care of your Clothes and Clothes for the Expectant Mother. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.