This book is a wonderful reference. I am a self-taught sewist with no patience for YouTube videos. I’ve recently decided to move beyond bags and conquer my fear of sewing apparel. I’ve been frustrated by how homemade-looking my garments have come out, and I searched and searched for a comprehensive guide to the nitty-gritty issues I’ve come across. This book covers so many things, beginner to intermediate/advanced! It has great photos and very clear instructions. I don’t plan to use the patterns contained in the book, but they are very versatile and wonderfully comprehensive.