By a lady
containing instructions to the inexperienced in cutting out and completing those articles of wearing apparel, &c. which are usually made at home : also, explanations on upholstery, straw-platting, bonnet-making, knitting, &c.
Published in 1838 this neat book was written by a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale. She was a poet, writer and editor (The Godey's ladies book). I really enjoyed reading this book, it's helped me humungusly with my quest for finding what would be in a workbasket from the early Victorian era (hopefully more on that later!). It also has instructions on making household linens, clothing for men, women and children and upholstery projects etc. A great book for re-enactresses and people curious about 19th century life.
To read this great book online go to: H.E.A.R.T.H or Google Books
Or you can buy this book at Amazon