1973--and doesn't the cover represent it well? While the styles are vintage, the methods are timeless. Suitable for vintage or contemporary sewing. Covers sewing with suede, plaids, knits, and pile or nap favrics. Addresses getting a perfect fit, taking measurements, and tailoring an unstructured jacket. Also goes into detail in all aspects of general sewing--alterations, belt loops, buttonholes, buttons, casings, collars, cuffs, hems, inner fabrics, tailored jacket, patches, plackets, pockets, pressing, seams, sleeves, stitching, ties, vests, waistbands, yokes, and zippers.