I stumbled upon "The Complete Book of Sewing by Constance Talbot" discussion on PR and of course had to run right over to Abe Books to see what all the fuss was about. As an aside...I love Abe Books...it is great for finding any book that is out of print. I can choose my price point and where I want the book to come from...so no waiting for a book from Oshkosh, Wisconsin when one is available in Bristol, Massachusetts.
My copy of this book showed up last week and every night I have been pouring over it. It covers garment to home dec sewing with chapters like this for garment sewing:
Choosing the Right Clothes
How to Choose the Right Fabrics
Save and Sew
Darts, Tucks and Pleats
Hems, Facings, Bindings
The Science of Cutting
Underwear for all the Family
and like this for home dec:
Fabrics for the Home
Curtain Rods to Suit the Curtains
How to Make Formal Draperies
Quilting Spreads and accessories
Now that is just some of the Chapter titles...there are 45 covering various subjects regarding sewing. And all of this amazing information alongwith a very thorough index is contained in 320 pages! So if you want a copy for your personal sewing library...Abe Books has quite a few left ranging in price from $1.30 to $53! I heartily encourage you to get a copy of this book...it is a treasure trove of sewing knowledge!