Very glad I bought this. There are lots of lovely unusual patterns to knit (over 20 ladies designs updated from the 1930s, 30s and 50s). If I can't get the exact yarn mentioned I often substitute it with a similar yarn which knits to the same tension stated in the pattern, over the same size needles.
Sizes seem to be on the smaller side eg 'small, medium or large', with the actual sizes ranging from around 32 to 42 inches across the bust, although not all the patterns even go up to a 42" chest (actual size). Some patterns are only one size, to fit a 32 to 38 inch bust, which is a shame, although an experienced knitter could adjust accordingly to knit a larger size.
Mostly the patterns are for knitted tops, although some accessories are included.