This arrived today:
The book has lots of general sewing info in the first chapter. One of my nieces apparently wants to learn to sew, so perhaps I should have ordered two copies. However I did notice a mistake in the diagram "Anatomy of a Sewing Machine" where one part is mislabelled. The patterns each include a few pages of instructions with diagrams, and they come in wide size ranges, (8 to 20 for the women's garments), maximising their usefulness. The end-papers have photos of the contestants from this series, and the judges and host. It is a lovely book, and makes me wonder if I should try to get hold of the books from the previous three seasons as well.