I recently finished this skirt. It was my first skirt, and really my first project to do almost completely by myself. My mom helped me with the hem, but I did everything else. I didn't use a pattern, because the fabric was supposed to be a dress, and I didn't measure myself, thinking I knew what size I was, and I had cut it out to small. I didn't want to waste the cute fabric, so I took the four gores from the empire-waisted dress and cut them to fit as a normal skirt.