In this book you use your exact measurements to cut out a piece of muslin or other similar in expensive fabric (adding some inches for seams.) Then you pin the muslin to yourself while wearing a thin undershirt. From this you create pattern blocks. They then show you how to turn those blocks into basic wardrobe pieces. There are some shirts I am really excited about. I have some fabric to make some summery stuff out of the patterns.
I had been getting discouraged because I bought a pattern and when I tried to tissue fit it and it was so ill fitting (even though in my size) I was shocked! I could not even continue and said I did not want to sew anymore. But I got over it and found this book.
Now if I can just find where my daughter put my measuring tapes I will be reading to go!