This pattern was easy to work with and easily altered for use with modern undergarments. The back of the waist was on the short side, while the front was a bit long. I lengthened the "elbow length" guimpe sleeves. The instructions for the "guimpe as french lining" seemed confusing, but I ended up not needed those instructions since I made the guimpe separate with buttons down the back so it would also work with other dresses. I sewed the waist to a skirt to make it into a dress. The instructions do not have illustrations and aren't as helpful as modern "Big 4" patterns (as stated below), but seemed fine to me, although I am experienced enough to get along without them. I made this pattern for a 38" bust, 30" waist and it fit without major alterations.
Reviewed by: Lily from Illinois.