Well, it’s been a busy week here, and I haven’t gotten much sewing done here other than the tutu I mentioned yesterday.  Just a quick update.  I had a little IM conversation with the intended tutu recipient and her mom yesterday, and when her mom told her that Auntie Elaine was going to bring her “a present” (she didn’t tell her what it was), the little girl’s most excellent response was, “When you give me that present, I’ll give you a present!” Whoa.  Now there is a child who knows exactly what a Selfish Seamstress wants to hear.  She then went on to say she’s going to give me TWO presents. Apparently she wants to make me “something warm for the winter and a card.”  I fully plan to take advantage of this two-for-one deal.  Finally…. the children are working for ME. The only thing I love more than a present is two presents!

Just because serious sewing progress in a bit of a lull, it doesn’t mean I’m not still planning lots of projects that I’ll never get around to.  Like knocking off this Anthropologie dress:

By now you may have picked up on the fact that I love feminine shapes rendered in menswear fabrics, and this one is just lovely. Have a look at the style lines and topstitching on the bodice:

It looks like it should be a straightforward draft.  That corset-esque midriff looks like it would be flattering too. We’ll see if I ever get around to sewing it anywhere other than in my head.

In other news,  I’ve got more travel for work this weekend.  I fly to San Francisco tomorrow.  Again, I’m pretty sure I won’t have time to shop, but just in case, does anyone have any great fabric store recommendations?

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