Awhile back, my mom bought me Built-By-Wendy's Sew-U book, along with some fabric and thread. I used all three to make this skirt! Wendy gives all kinds of options for how you want to make this skirt, but I chose no pockets and an elastic waist, because I didn't know if I could handle sewing in a zipper just yet. I also opted for no pockets. Next time I make this, I think I will definitely go for the zipper & pockets. The only hitch I ran into while making this was that I didn't realize until I was finished that the material is completely see-through! Luckily I had some material that looked like it would be good for a liner, and with some help from my mom, was able to get it made and attached. I wore this out to a play date yesterday and my mama friends had no idea it was homemade. That was a much needed confidence booster for me!