Such a cute ruffle skirt tutorial from Jess @Craftiness is Not Optional for Kate's Month of Ruffles!
Vintage Inspired Skirt. The simplicity and sweetness of this skirt style is just what I want. I also love the method of applying the waist elastic. I was thinking that this might be an easier way to do waist elastic, and then I find this tutorial to confirm that it works. Cool.
Use a light corduroy instead of fleece :) You can make a cute pleated skirt with this easy free pattern and video tutorial.