McCall’s Step-By-Step Sewing
This sewing book isn’t really too bad. The instructions are well written and covers the basics as well as fit and tailoring. Clothing construction doesn’t change much, but styles, fabric, and equipment does. This publication was used to communicate sizing that reflected ready to wear sizing. I haven’t sewn in quite a while but my experience has been that even today, there is a huge difference between a size 10 pattern and a size 10 off the rack.
Gotta love the paisley dress although the model looks like she is in some kind of trance.