1920s Brooks Picken Woman's Institute Sewing Book 2-3 Pattern Drafting 1922 ed
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences
Early Correspondence School Textbook
2-3 Pattern Drafting
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 1922 on the front cover. This book starts on page 1 and ends on page 40. The spine is worn and repaired. It has a great 3 page section on how to use a Picken square (a drafting ruler by Mary Brooks Picken)