The list author says: "Purchasing sewing books, particularly garment sewing books, can be an exercise in frustration. You are given tips on creating lovely garments and are then instructed to "buy a commercial pattern". So, you must lay out $$ for a pattern after you have laid out $$ for a book. Books that actually include paper patterns have been around for years but lately, there has been a wonderful trend in the world of publishing. Including patterns is in style! No hunting for a pattern to match the ideas in the book, it's included! One caveat: The sizes in most of these books stay firmly in the "misses" range."
"Finally, this book includes full size patterns for making cloth marionettes. It was originally published in 1929, showing that including patterns is not a new idea. Sadly out of print, it is available used. Just make sure the seller states that the paper patterns are intact."