Old World patterns are not simply copies of existing garments. They are original creation that faithfully represent the prevalent fashion trends of each period, from the basic silhouette to the most meticulous details and construction techniques. These patterns are carefully drafted to fit the contemporary female body. Each pattern is packaged with full instructions, explaining the proper hand-sewing techniques and detailing. A brief introduction to the fashion trends of the period is also given, along with fabric and embellishment choices that reflect those trends. These patterns are recommended for experienced seamstresses who have advanced sewing and pattern adjustment skill's.