All Emanjay patterns are authentic and are cpied from old fashion plates, old magazines and photographs. Each era has it's predominate silhouette, andMarie Wheat hase been careful to maintain each one.
Detailed instructions are given for each pattern, but if you are a beginner you might want more general directions. A sort of primer is available which is a compilation from all Marie's previous books.
Where useful, Marie has included a cutting diagram, especially where material with nap is used. A list of material requirements is geven with each pattern.