In the battle of the clutter, I'm using up some more stashed fabric.
Fabric: a lightweight silk print. Use: gathered skirt with invisible zip and a waist band. No pattern needed for this!
I had to change the needles in both the sewing machine and the serger for this fabric. It's much too light for the usual weight of needles, so they are now size 10 needles.
Hand basting was required to get the gathered skirt fabric to mate up with the waist band. I used a bit of machine embroidery thread for that. Also the zipper was hand basted into place on the interfaced seam allowance.
Still needed at this point, hand sewing the inside edge of the waistband down and hemming. Probably going to be a hand hem, this fabric seems too light for a machine blind stitch.