1) Buy really expensive fabric. Throw caution to the wind. It doesn't matter that you've never made anything from a pattern before and should really practice on fabric thats not £10 a metre. No it will all be fine.
2) Wait for the postman to bring the pattern. Much excitment all round when it arrives.
3) Cut out fabric pieces as per tutorial instructions. Start doubting expensive fabric choices and whether they actually go together.
4) Make sensible decision not to rush and bodge it up like usual. Wait until tomorrow to start next stage......
Its so exciting!!
p.s Happy Birthday to my lovely friend Debi!