Some snow days are just merciful. I was able to complete this skirt because a snowstorm closed the office for an afternoon. I complicated the simple Ottobre pattern by creating four layers of fabric: brown corduroy, two layers of fake chiffon, and a lining. The hems were, amazingly enough, easy to sew, using knife edge hems. The waistband, with four layers of gathered fabric? Not so easy - I had to sew it four times, not including basting.
I think that, when I was 9, I'd have loved a skirt with lots of layers and twirlability.