This is a real gem of a book and worth every single penny! It covers everything you need to know to start the learning process of tailoring fine garments. The photo's are slightly grainy and look almost photocopied at times but this really doesn't detract from the skills learnt from them and the text. As with everything in life, this book is designed for you to learn the steps necessary to create a beautiful looking and professional suit but only practice, practice and more practice will make that happen. This book covers pattern adjustments for individual figure problems, pockets, hand sewn buttonholes, jackets, waistcoats, trousers, a gorgeous French Fly zipper insertion method, to scale patterns for the above, etc. etc. I am not a trained tailor but can say, honestly, that this book can help you to make wonderfully professional results if you are prepared to practice, do things in the correct order and not expect "speed tailoring" shortcuts - if you do want speed tailoring, then you won't get past the first 5 pages! I would have given 10 stars if I could!!