This is on my list of books I must get. It has such a wealth in instructions and tips. It covers pattern drafting, draping and even illustration. If I were a full time teacher I would even consider to make this a required text book for my students. It is that good to me. I think aside from the scary title it is a great book through and through. I mean it does into great detail in Bias draping in the photo above, better then I have seen in any other book so far. I will say that this is no book for beginner's you need to already know basic/intermediate sewing skills and might have to brush up on your fashion terminology before taking on this hunk of a book.