This book can be followed by the beginning sewer or novice. It follows systems and methods used in the Far East, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Bangkok, where all clothes are individually designed and styled without patterns, expensive dress forms and other commercial paraphernalia. Patterns and dress forms used in America are considered unnecessary crutches even for the beginner. The writers guarantee a professional fit because only your personal measurements are used - - not just a standard size 12, 14, 16. This Mei Ya Taiwan Edition is a complete photo-offset reproduction of the original edition.