1920s Mary Brooks Picken Woman's Institute Sewing Book 409 Cutting and Fitting
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Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences
Early Correspondence School Textbook
409 Cutting and Fitting
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 65 pages and is from the 1923 series. There are some pencil notes on the pages.