I've heard of "the Bishop method" and it has been mentioned on some of the sewing lists I read. So I decided I needed to get a copy of the book and see what it is all about.
In reading the history in the preface of the book (from inter-library loan) c1966, 1959 I have come to the conclusion that my mother was not taught the Bishop method but that she and Edna Bishop were probably kindred spirits.
Mom was mostly self-taught but she also worked for a time in a sewing factory as a sleeve setter (in either the 30s or the 40s).
I think I am going to enjoy this book because the Preface states:
The Bishop method embraces the following fundamental principles:
Accuracy in preparing, cutting, and marking fabric
Perfection in stitching
Perfection in pressing
So this new adventure is off to a good start!