This book has been getting good reviews so I was quite excited to have it in hand. It's essentially a pattern-making course in a book, with one pattern leading in to another, often subsequent patterns will borrow a sleeve from one pattern, a bodice from another, and you make alterations to come up with a third garment. This does mean you have to start with the simpler patterns like a basic tshirt or dress shirt, instead of leaping in to the deep end with some of the 'fancier' styles, but that's no bad thing really! I'd recommend having someone to help you take the measurements, some of them are quite complicated and you'd need to be a contortionist to take them yourself. The styles are simple and modern, and easily adaptable to whatever you want them to be - suggestions are made for using different fabrics for different effects which I think is great. The garment construction details are fairly basic, but the author clearly assumes that if you are at the stage of drafting your own patterns then you are familiar with basic construction techniques. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in to these patterns!