I purchased this book a few months ago at a thrift store in Palm Springs, CA for $2. The book is name The Art of Sewing: Novel Materials. It was published by Time Life books in 1974. It features techniques and projects for sewing with unusual materials including leather, fur and plastic. The book is available for purchase on Amazon here. The photos really are amazing. I just had to share.
No, it's not your eyes, that really is sink drain adorning her skirt.