Getting into the instructions in the book was easy enough. Once again the photos very clearly demonstarted the parts of the process. The writing was clear but the layout a little haphazard between the wording and the example photos but that is one of the dangers of a pictorial instruction books. A lot of the text gets jumbled or lost or mixed up due to trying to focus on the photos themselves instead of combining the two. The photos can take over the entire focus of the pages turning them more graphical then informational.
The overall look of the book was pleasant and the author was a bit obsessed with Christian Dior designed by Galliano & Valentino. Those seemed to be the prevalent designers she kept referring back to whenever there was a new chapter starting.
To conclude this is not a bad book (except for the dead horse beating of couture) but I've seen better. It is a good book if you want some clear examples and pictures of just finishing necklines and for waistbands. I didn't feel their hem finishing was any better or worse then the Sewing Bible or Martha Stewart. I wouldn't buy this book, I felt I got everything I needed when I borrowed it at the Library. It just didn't have enough to make it into my collection.