And look at the huge number of period illustrations:
And photos, and drawings of outfits, too!
Look a this smug little puss (it me):
And then in the back, in fact the whole back 1/3 of the book...
PATTERNS. All this for 5.00.
And the other book I bought was one Mom has, so I know it's a great reference for all things embroidery:
A classic! And this was a somewhat battered first edition, but the pages were fine.
Here's a sample of embroidery (not recommended for your first project):
Aside from the basic stitches at the front, there is a ton of historic examples and notes:
I'm so happy to have this classic at home. I did spend a lot of time reading the books, but I also worked on a replacement dress for the poor porcelain doll before she goes back to the thrift store. I finished decorating her hat, and her skirt just needs a back snap and some hem lace. The bodice needs the loops for the front lacing and the undershirt, which is cut out but not sewed up yet. She is actually a music box so there is a winding stem in her back I need to work around. :P It plays, too!
K will recognize the orange lining fabric as "cabbage" from the x-wing pilot outfit she made!