I finished the Burda #107 from 6/2008 today--so here's a photo or two!
This is my wearable muslin--think I will make the 40 next time at least for the sleeves.
Today DH and I went to the Los Angeles fabric district and just looked around. I bought a few pieces at Michael Levine, a piece of cute embroidered cotton print for DGD at a street stall, and some nice while lycra/cotton knit for a shirt for me.
The drive was easy from here--we used the GPS system in the car and just programmed our destination. I think I can get DH to take me back when I need a fabric fix even if it isn't my birthday!