If you love to adapt and alter commercial patterns or design your own, Lee Hollahan’s book How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns is for you. The 144-page volume details basic fit alterations and restyling patterns for innovative design detailing. If you’re a DIY kid of person, the book contains pattern blocks to use as a basis for your own creativity. In addition, look for a good selection of basic sewing techniques. The book is well illustrated and details are clear and easy to follow.