I received my latest book Sew Retro the other day. I love all the retro sewing projects beginning in the 1800's and ending with projects from the 1980's. The book contains a good history of sewing and fashion as well as general history which is quite informative. Although I could have done without the feminist slant to it. There are many biographies of historic figures as well as current designers. Several projects I want to try are the Sweet Sewing Basket, The Flapper Apron, Tea party Tablecloth and The Handkerchief Bag. It has that spiral stay flat binding that is so helpful to keep the book flat while following a project instructions. As well as a pattern envelope in the back.