This book is delightful. The photos are wonderful, the individual line drawings for every step required to make the garments are wonderful, the models are adorable, and the garments themselves are unlike anything that could be found in most stores. I say "most" stores, because I don't travel much anymore and don't shop much in departments stores, but the places I've been in the last couple of years had nothing to equal what I see in this book. I'm an experience seamstress and tailor, but I feel that, with attention to the step-by-step drawings, probably anyone who is interested in sewing could make these unusual, amazing garments and would be pleased with the results. If someone did learn to sew by working their way through this book, by the time they finished, I'll bet they would have ideas for garments of their own design using other thrift store and hand-me-down items. I highly recommend this book to those looking for something different to wear and a sewing challenge.