Really pleased with this book because the designs are very versatile and there is so much information about sizing. I have a computer programme for adult designs and this book complements it because the measurements for children's clothes are quite different from the adult ones. Only criticism is that the cover (hardback) is upside down! However that doesn't affect the content.
The book is really excellent but be warned that the paperback versions from India are on really poor quality paper, say 'for distribution in India subcontinent only' on them, and don't have the colour coding that is talked about in the intro text. That said, the book is still a great choice.
I have the women's wear pattern cutting book and find the updated version of this children's pattern book very useful. The way the author tackles our modern day issues of obesity and the preference for easy care and easy wear fabrics makes the book invaluable for anyone who wants to make children's clothes.
I've only flipped through this book since getting it - the content looks incredibly useful and thorough (despite being fairly old now), but there's a manufacturing fault which means that the cover is on back-to-front and upside-down, making it a bit irritating to keep opening the book and having to flip it. I don't care enough to return it since everything inside the cover seems fine, but I wrote this review to warn others that this is a possibility in case it would bother you. I ordered through Amazon Prime so it's not some knock-off version, just a fault in the manufacturing I suppose.
This is an excellent book and very detailed. Especially helpful with sizing which is not as obvious for kids as it is for adults. If you are new to making clothes you might find it bit off putting but stick with it and you won't regret it. The best book of its type on the market.
Unbelievably useful...bought this series of books when I was new to pattern drafting and have drafted lots of patterns with their help. I found them easy to follow and would recommend them to anyone wanting to learn the art!