1) This book:
This book looks to be available through Random House in Australia, and of course is also available on amazon, albeit with a different jacket.
2) This book:
which is the follow-up to the hugely popular "Meet Me At Mike's", and contains 25 funky and cute projects for grownups / kids / house. It includes patterns (and they're not all drawn on top of each other like in the Burda mag), lovely and very Melbourne-like photos. I'm probably going to make the broad-brimmed hats rather soon, and I definitely want to make the shirt-front cushion covers too if I can find some ex-shirts that aren't too dull - as I do enjoy cushion cover therapy (excepting the zips). Although these projects are straightforward they are very appealing for those times when you want to make something that you don't have to think too hard about - but that you know will end up looking good. The pictures are also very useful references for non pink=girl, blue=boy sewing for kids.
In Australia I'm pretty sure this book is sold through the major booksellers, and the Meet Me At Mike's blog also refers me here. Amazon should have it, but at the time of writing they say it's Out of Print - Limited Availability. I wonder what that means.
3) These patterns (thank you self, how kind), during the brief $4.99 pattern sale at Vogue patterns, starting with my fave, and ending with those I'm less sure of:
|V1186 Issey Miyake (good reviews)|
|V1202 Donna Karan (no reviews)|
|V1025 Anne Klein New York (good reviews)|
|V1133 Guy Laroche (no reviews)|
|V1158 Tracy Reese (no reviews)|
|V1207 Cynthia Steffe (no reviews)|
|V1174 Cynthia Steffe (good reviews)|
I can definitely see myself making the first three (the pants, then the skirt, then the dress), but I'm wondering if the Guy Laroche may be a bit hard. The last three may be a lower priority too due to lack of reviews / boning (gulp).