I have just completed a beginners dressmaking class and was hoping this book would give me some inspiration. Nearly all of the instructions were for hand sewing, e.g. hand sewing on beads and sequins, which doesnt really need much explaining.
One of the projects was for a fitting a fur collar on a top, however it basically just told you to buy a fur collar to match the style of top, and hand sew it on wheras i was wanting to know how to create a fur collar from fur fabric. Many of the projects would have taken ages, e.g. hand sewing a lace overlap to a top. There was no explaination why it couldnt be machine sewed.
This would be better suited to teenagers doing art projects and those with no sewing machine. The only interesting ideas were for sewing buttons around the hem of a skirt whcih looked pretty, but nothing else was too inspiring and the info was not detailed.