The book was great. There are lots and lots of different styles and different sizes. It's in English, and I love have one book with lots of patterns. I don't mind tracing a pattern and then using it. I liked how the patterns were set up because they are laid out so it would be easy to do different mash ups of the styles. There are some loose pieces and fitted pieces, so there's something for everyone. I would recommend the book for more intermediate sewers because not everything is spelled out in the instructions.made a coat for Henry. I still have five or more yards of it!