The New Zealand dollar is up around 72 cents against the USA dollar, which means things are a bit more affordable at the moment. I've purchase a few books off my wish list and this is the first to arrive. This book is great. The patterns look easy to follow and they are a style that I would definitely use for Annie-Rose. I can see a lot of her clothes coming out of here!! My clothes sewing skills are going to get better. I just wish I could conquer my fear of the dreaded zipper!