How will you benefit from that? Even if you're an experienced sewer, you'll find that the detailed instructions make it harder to make mistakes. The pattern lacks the historical accuracy that can also be described as "annoying fussiness" when you're in a hurry -- and when making clothes for children who grow so quickly, it can seem like a waste of time to work for complete accuracy when you know the item will be outgrown in mere months. If you're dressing a child for a school pageant or interactive history lesson, where the look is much more important than the placement of every single stitch, patterns like this are absolutely invaluable!
The set includes directions and patterns for a shift, shortgown, petticoat, apron, and plain cap in sizes small (6-7), medium (8-10), and large (12-14).
Fabric choices are up to you; to quote from the notes inside, "18th century fiber choices for the common folks were thicker wool for the cool days, linen and cottons. Lightweight wools were also used in the summer. For the wealthy, their clothing choices were very finely made woolens, linens, cottons, and silks..." The shift and cap were white.
Fabric requirements are as follows:
Shift and cap: Small, 1 3/4 yards. Medium or large, 2 yards.
Shortgown: Small or medium, 1 1/4 yards. Large, 1 3/4 yards.
Petticoat: Small, 1 yard. Medium or large, 2 yards.
Apron: All sizes, 3/4 yards.
Notions needed: Shift and cap: 1 yard single-fold bias tape or 1/2" wide twill tape, 3 yards of 1/4" ribbon or twill tape. Petticoat: 3 yards of 1/2" ribbon or twill tape to match the fabric. Apron: 1 1/2 yards of 1/4" twill tape to match the fabric.
This is very clearly a hand-made pattern set, with hand-drawn pictures and the occasional grammatical error or unfinished sentence. I didn't find that distracting from the overall excellence and ease of use, though. The pattern itself is hand-drawn instead of machine-drafted, on heavy paper, and you'll probably want to use Kwik Trace Cloth or Swedish Tracing Paper to trace out patterns instead of cutting them. That'll keep the pattern useful for more sizes, which is always a good thing.