Since finding this site, I have been so inspired! Here are my first two skirts. Both were made without a pattern and are just simple gathered waist types. I got the fabric on sale at Walmart. The black and white was $2/yd, and the rose fabric was $3.
And it doesn't show much in the photos, but the top and over-shirt(?) I'm wearing are part of a set I bought in Mexico. The top would be very simple to make without a pattern, and I think I am going to try that next.
If the photos don't work, you can go to the craftster picture hosting page - link on the right of your screen - and they will be there.