The ideas in this book are really good, if you are starting costuming and dont want to spend a lot of money or time this is a good book, but it does have some problems. A good point of the book is that it gives you something to do with some old clothes but many of the original clothes in the book are quite hard to come by, there not just old clothes you're likely to find in your wardrobe. The biggest problem i found were the pictures in the book, there are no colour pictures. Each costume has a hand drawn illustration which is good but pictures of the original garment and finished garment are very small and difficult to see. You don't get a good idea of what the costume should look like.