This is a reproduction of an original pattern book from 1897. It includes fashion plates and layouts for fall and winter styles for women, children & men. There are brief instructions on how to draft and sew a garment with this book (original text). A handful of fashion plates are included (uncolored) to illustrate the different styles that can be achieved. The history and construction of womens' fashion has intrigued me for years. I would like to thank my Great-Great-Grandmother for tucking the original copy of this book away, and my Grandmother Joyce for eventually trusting me with it!