My newest purchase is:
Diana Rupp's 'S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop'.
The book is designed for the beginner sewer with all basic techniques covered. It is informative and simple for the novice sewer, but not so much that a more experienced crafter would be put off.
It takes you through step by step almost holding your hand as you progress through techniques to a range of patterns starting from the novice project of sewing a no fastening skirt, to more complex projects, such as making boxer shorts. The book has some homeware patterns too including cushions, curtains (etc) but it is mainly for the dressmaking market.
My only grumble with the book, is that it has too much information on sewing machines! To me it was an unnecessary point of reference as most readers, (I'd imagine) would have already purchased or obtained a sewing machine so her suggestions are a little irrelevant. Not to mention all pricing is done in dollars so left me a little bewildered!
Overall it is a great book, which I recommend. It is also a great buy when you consider you get eight free dressmaking patterns included in the sleeve of the book. I can't wait to try some out!
I give it 8.5/10
You can currently buy it from Amazon priced at £11.03