Recently I received a totally unexpected gift from a wonderful Haby Goddess customer, it was a book voucher from www.fishpond.com.au. My choice was actually very easy as I had had my eye already on this one. It's 'How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns by Lee Hollahan (a 2010 publication).
The layout is fantastic with loads of illustrations and step by step instructions in very easy to understand language.
At only $24.95 and free shipping within Australia (it's shipped from New Zealand) this is amazing value. LOVE IT!!!