Okay, you can stop checking the blog every 5 minutes to see if you won. I'm awarding the Lady Gaga song to Amy from Louisiana, whose husband is a very special man. (I bet he would go with her to that concert!) My husband has now backed out of the concert since a friend from Pensacola said she would love to go with me. Dean told me to make a girls' weekend of it, but I bet that's because he's planning a guys' weekend with my friend's husband. (Of course, they'll have all the kids, so I'm a little nervous now.)
I've been trying to finish up some pants, but I'm not happy with the bagginess in front and it's not worth tweaking since there are no pockets. So, I wanted some instant gratification sewing and I decided to try a top with the blue striped material I bought last week. Now it's not really instant, because I'm trying a new Vogue pattern (8558) from the stash. We'll see how it turns out.
Oh, but it won't turn out for a while because it's party time in New Orleans! So this is the action shot from the trial run of the dress a couple of weeks ago - stay tuned for action shots of New Orleans Mardi Gras! I've decided to paint my nails purple to match the dress - gotta get a little wild, you know. Hopefully will get those posted late Sunday.
Oh, but I did have a serious question to pose. I have this $100 gift card to Hancock and I want to buy something I wouldn't normally buy, like fabric, so what is your favorite tool in your sewing room? I've heard about bias tape makers and special sewing feet - what would you buy if you had a $100 spending spree? Thanks for your tips, and have a great weekend!