1920s Brooks Picken Womans Institute Sewing Book 26-3 Patterns Blouses & Dresses

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Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences
Early Correspondence School Textbook
26-2 Patterns for Blouses and Dresses
1922 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 one has 52 pages and is from the 1922 series.  The condition is lovely.  There are no missing pages, cutouts, tears or dog ears.  There are minor pencil markings in the margins.