Did you buy this? I've been seeing this in catalogues, but have never seen it in person. Sometimes a sweet illustration is shown, from the sewing book I believe, showing the young lady how to sit properly while doing her stitches...it looks very sweet.
I have the Mary Frances sewing book and it is very sweet, has lovely illustrations and comes with a bunch of patterns for doll clothes. My DD#1 likes it already but is a little young to learn to sew yet, I think (She's 6 now but super wiggly and I don't trust her with a sharp needle!) I have the knitting book on my wish list, too...let us know if you get it! Lin