This out-of-print Very Easy Vogue pattern by Koko Beall contains a useful pattern for a flared skirt with an elastic waist - a useful basic wardrobe item. It is an excellent vehicle for fabrics you might not want to wear as a shirt or large-scale prints that would not work well as shirts, and it takes only a modest 2 metres of fabric. Best of all, it is quick and easy to run up. I expect to make a few of these skirts for summer wear. The first one is in a bird and jungle print with dark blue background from Hawaiian Fabric (www.hawaiianfabric.com).