For my skirt, I found this fabric. It's a cotton in a Civil War Era pattern. Frankly, I couldn't care less about the Civil War bit. I just liked it. :)
(new Interweave Knits provided for scale)
I also picked up a zipper and thread, which will have to be left to the imagination. The zipper looks like a zipper. The thread looks like thread.
The machine is still in the box. I don't actually plan to start until SUNY-Oneonta's first spring break, which is the last week in Feb. This gives me time to finish reading Sewing for Dummies and to generally procrastinate.
But I shall make it work, to quote the brilliant Tim Gunn.