Beneath the unassuming cover awaits a treasure trove of sewing knowledge! This wonderful book was created to instruct girls in basic to advanced sewing, beginning with simple hand stitches, then advancing through projects that increase in difficulty–from simple hems and repairs to aprons, a nightgown, underthings, a middy dress, and more. This book is a fantastic tool to use with a daughter or granddaughter, going through the chapters together and learning skills step-by-step. If you’ve never been able to find a beginning sewing class suitable for young girls who are new to the needle, this is the place to start! For the fashion historian and historical costumer, this is a valuable source of period correct stitchery and pattern silhouettes. (120 pages total with beautiful, clear illustrations throughout).