The Mary Brooks Picken Method of Modern Dressmaking (Paperback)
"The Mary Brooks Picken Method Of Modern Dressmaking" is a complete guide to tailoring, originally written with the amateur in mind. With simple, step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations and photographs, this classic handbook will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in traditional dressmaking. Contents include: "Dressmaking and Tailoring", "Modern Methods Make Dressmaking Easy", "Threads, Needles, Sewing Tools", "Using Your Sewing Machine", "How to Handle Fabrics Successfully", "How to Make Seams and Finishes", "Essential Needle Stitches and Seams", "Making Seams in Garments", "The Art of Tailoring Seams", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on dressmaking and tailoring.