From the back cover: "A complete book on sewing for your family and home. How to make sportswear, evening clothes, coats, suits, sewing for children, and more more. Sewing tips and design ideas that only a professional dressmaker can give - shortcuts to make your sewing easier and more fun." "Sewing for the home ... how to make curtains, draperies and slip covers." "Alteration Pattern - Fit your figure once, eliminate needless fitting from future sewing." "Tailoring - Make your own quality coats and suits - using these basic instructions on fitting, cutting, lining, and assembling." "Sewing shortcuts - Professional ways to make buttonholes, pockets, many other finishing details." "Fabric Dictionary - Six full-color pages showing 83 of the most popular textures, patterns and types of fabrics to help you select suitable and exciting material for your sewing."