First, a note about fabrics. If you want super-duper fullness, I recommend using a fabric with a lot of body, like taffeta. If you want a softer look, something with more drape (like silk crepe or a soft cotton) would work better. Also, it's worth noting that this type of pattern was just made for border prints! For my skirt here, I'm using a navy dupioni ($9 a yard at AK Fabrics in New York!) The dupioni is softer than the taffeta, and you can see the difference in the photos above. For a 45" wide fabric, you'll need about 2-1/2 yards. Better Sewing, Skirts Tutorials, Full Skirts, Waist Skirts, Sewing Skirts, Skirts Patterns, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Tutorials, Gathering Skirts
Bias cut linen skirt with jersey waistband. Don't be Afraid of the Bias Skirt: a Tutorial from guest Corinnea's Chaos - crafterhours
A lot of you went gaga over this taffeta skirt from Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing. Well, do I have a secret for you! This type of skirt is easy to replicate, no scrounging around for a vintage pattern required. This is part one of two in this tutorial. In this installment, you'll learn to make your own simple pattern for this skirt.
Pleated wrap skirt. I can see this casual with pique, lightweight denim or dressy with a duppioni or raw silk.
High Waisted Gather Skirt tutorial from Say Yes to Hoboken. I like high waists, but it makes people ask me if I'm pregnant. Maybe this will be a good pattern