This is a great idea book for curtains, with lots of pictures and diagrams. All the major styles are covered, including the different types of shades. The sewing directions are good, but more detail would have been better for an advanced beginner like myself.
Don't be swayed by the dated look on the cover. This book gives the details of making custom draperies, including all the details about linings, interlinings, measuring for stack-back, adding weights, etc. The illustrations are good and so are the examples.