I have the excitement of a preteen child the night before the release of the last Harry Potter book (I'm sorry. I don't know what it's called. I was partial to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Really, I can spend hours discussing the meaning behind Count Olaf's ankle tattoo, but that's for another time)! I have the first and second Sew U books by Built by Wendy and, just like the namesake line, they're so cool and offbeat and functional.
Unlike most sewing instruction books, which are usually written in, like, pig latin and teach you how to make your very own floor length dirndl skirt out of polar fleece (!), these are written like you're talking to your easily understood cool best friend who has a vast knowledge of needlecraft and wants to teach you how to make something you'll actually want to wear.
I plan on spending the rest of wintertime whipping up cute little dresses, and then, come springtime, I'll bust them out and nobody'll know what hit them! My world domination plan will succeed!