The Magic Pattern Book by Amy Barickman
This is a fabulous sewing course for the twenty-first century. Like my 4-H books in the seventies, it begins with essential basics such as fibers and fabrics (including newer fibers such as bamboo) and body measurements. Next come basic sewing techniques followed by patterns of increasing complexity.
Beginning with a basic tank top pattern, each pattern introduces new sewing skills and shows how to make a pattern your own through numerous variations of the six basic patterns. I would recommend this resource as an affordable sewing class plus a basic pattern library all in one book. What an amazing value!
I received a free electronic review copy from the publisher, Workman Publishing.