This set of instructional DVDs are worth their weight in GOLD! ... I am an accomplished seamstress but Simone presents the information so that someone with less experience could achieve great results....the information is clearly presented and demonstrated. Very detailed also! The time spent on making these DVDs is truly appreciated! I have never been able to find instructions that have been anywhere near as helpful! It will allow me to construct one of a kind competition gowns that are on of a kind and suit me perfectly!