It was properly packaged and arrived on time. It was a terrific disappointment as the actual cover and pillowcase looked nothing like the photograph shown. Very cheap and very unattractive. It went straight into the bin. I would not use it in my house.
The photographs were super. The ideas were excellent. The font was very small which was a problem for me. The instructions were confusing and in places used terms I have not heard - e.g. seed stitch - and there was no glossary to explain them.
This was exactly what I needed to make clothes as a present for a little girl. I especially had needed to find patterns for a small doll. The book came promptly accompanied by a friendly note which I appreciated.