This vintage book contains an introductory guide to tailoring, including complete directions for drafting and pattern-making. With step-by-step instructions and many helpful tips, this volume is designed to introduce the beginner to dressmaking, and aims to walk the novice through the creation of a few simple items. Contents include: “Dressmaking and Tailoring”, “Drafting and Pattern-Making”, “Shirt-Waist”, “Shirt-Waist Sleeve”, “Foundation Skirt”, “Tight-Fitting Waist and Collar”, “Tight-fitting Sleeve”, and “Kimono Waist”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on dressmaking and tailoring.