1910s Mary Brooks Picken Woman's Institute Sewing Book 201 Plain Dressmaking
Early Correspondence School Textbook
201 Plain Dressmaking
1916 First Edition
This book is one of a large series of correspondence school textbooks starting in 1916 and going into the late 1920s. These fantastic sewing books were published by the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences founded by Mary Brooks Picken. Mary Brooks Picken was the most prolific sewing teacher and writer of all time. In addition to this series she also wrote the best how to sew guide book produced by Singer. All told she wrote 96 books on sewing. She also taught "Economics of Fashion" at Columbia University.
Each Woman's Institute Book is a small 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 Inch booklet. This is dated 1916 on the inside cover. It is 63 pages long and is in nice condition. All of the pages are tight in the binding and there is a minor crease on the bottom corner.
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