1930s Woman's Institute Sewing Book 408-3 Designing with Foundation Patterns
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Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences
Early Correspondence School Textbook
408-3 Designing with Foundation Patterns
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 1932. It is 65 pages long and is in nice condition. All the pages are tight in the binding. The last two pages are the test, which has a page of smaller pattern pieces, this page has cut outs