This 416 page book from the design experts at Vogue covers every aspect and detail of fashion sewing for the home sewer. From page 12: "A person who sews is a creative artist because she individualizes fashion to her own special preferences and requirements." The first section of the book covers color, print, texture, line, proportion and balance. Fashion templates for silhouettes, jackets, pants, sleeves, collars, necklines, and skirts are illustrated with test, illustrations and a chart. Chapters include: The Wonderful World of Fabrics; The Language of Fabric with words and their meaning; The Undercover Story which discusses linings and interfacings; Your Pattern Profile; Creating Fashion for the Individualist; and The Custom Touch Couture Techniques. Detailed text along with photos and extensive illustrations show the construction of each part of a garment. This book is an invaluable resource for the home sewer who wishes to sew her own garments and have them turn out beautifully.