This book is a bit of a shock really. It is a tiny notebook but what an amazing resource. It contains a lot of information on how to construct a corset from the grid patterns printed, although it does assume basic dressmaking skills. If you don't know how to apply bias tape for example you would struggle. It does not detail things like cording and flossing but the price is reasonable and you really can't go far wrong with this as a starter providing your dressmaking skills are reasonable.