Well, I'm trying to get back in the saddle, sewing wise. This skirt has been waiting for a zipper for several days, but I wanted to demo an invisible zipper to my sewing group, so it just had to wait! The demo went well, and I think we may have a few more invisible zip converts out there now. We also did centered zips and lining insertion (since that was the next step for the skirt).
Simplicity 2520, which is a cute wardrobe pattern with quite a few nice pieces. The skirt is a basic 6 gore, unlined and with a twill tape waist finish. I like that much better than facings! Mine is made from a linen/rayon blend from Hancock's and lined with Pongee lining from Joann's.
Sew Sassy. Such an economical way to get hem lace! I always toss a bundle into my cart when I shop there (which is far too often!), so I have a nice collection of lace to choose from.