In the mid-month of December a co-worker of mine visited Egypt for a couple of weeks. What was my request? Fabric. She brought it to me today. Her daughter-in-law started looking in advance and was able to use her Arabic-speaking skills to do some negotiating. All I know is that I love what she selected for me. The four fabrics to the left are cut pieces, but the one to the far right is actually a skirt and/or dress. It has unfinished edgings and no back seam, but it has an elastic bodice. I already know how I want to sew this piece. Oh, to have a dressform would be so nice right about now.