1920s Mary Brooks Picken Woman's Institute Sewing Book 21B Dresses Part 2

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Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences
Early Correspondence School Textbook
21B Dresses Part 2
1921 Edition

The Dresses you see in the pictures (and more) have comprehensive instructions for making without a paper pattern

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 1921.  It starts on page 47 and ends on page 85.  The condition is nice.