Sorry I've been away from the blog. The break that I took from the sewing machine lasted much longer than planned. I'm working on this OOP V8317, using a fabric from my collection. I hope to have complete by this weekend. Below is the back of the skirt. It has a flounce and center back zipper. That's all the work I've done so far.
Today, my daughter and I went to Textile Discount Warehouse. It's been over four years since we were there because today we had a four year old with us. I didn't take any pictures but we went through the whole store and decided that we could have just stayed on the main floor rather than risk walking the steep steps to the upper and lower levels. We each bought only one piece of fabric. To me, it's a bit overwhelming. A lot of their stuff isn't even marked, but you can be sure, they know the price. My daughter really wanted to go there because we'd just seen a segment on 190North, which is a Chicago show that talks about things to do & see in and around the city. Anyway, their prices are good and if you have specific projects in mind, you'll be able to find something to take back home. I bought a black & white print that I haven't photographed yet. Will show soon.