She has done a large amount of research and I own all 5 of her books.
If you want a quick-and-easy Edwardian ensemble you'll be very disappointed because these patterns require a lot of forethought, a lot of time, and a lot of work.
I so pleased with this book that I intend to make many more outfits than I had originally intended to make before I bought the book!
This is a wonderful resource! It has a good array of patterns for all occasions for ladies, tweens, and children including a few undergarments. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Grant
Once you get used to the pattern sizing techniques, this tome is a must have for any costumer/steampunk enthusiast. Read morePublished 23 months ago by steve j maddern
An amazing trip back in time. Not for beginners, drafting patterns requires knowledge of pattern fitting. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by patty j rhodeback
This entire series from Frances Grimble is the most astounding amount of compiled research we've ever seen! Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by The WiZ
Excellent book. Frances has given us all an opportunity to "try" to recreate the patterns she has in each of her 4 books. Read morePublished on February 22, 2008 by Gail