This is pretty much the easiest skirt I ever made.
the directions from Gertie. It's basically a dirndl skirt, just two gathered rectangles of fabric. The fabric is by Carrie Bloomston--I really liked the newspaper strips print.
I figured out the length of skirt I wanted, and cut two rectangles the width of the fabric. I measured myself to figure out the circumference of the waistband, and stitched the gathered rectangles to grosgrain ribbon stays of the appropriate length. I cut a waistband of the appropriate length and interfaced it, then assembled the skirt in the usual way.