I know, pretty lame of me to buy a pattern for a circle skirt, but I can't draw a circle and the pattern had a special tie.
The pattern was really easy to follow and everything went fine except
it was meant to fit at your waist. I gave the first one to my sister and made this one. I've been meaning to make use of this fabric and I love this skirt! Here are a few problems I had with this pattern:
a. Too long (I'm short). Easy, I just shortened it
b. The way the skirt is constructed, it is supposed to close with an inner tie with hooks and eyes, and with an outer tie that you see in the picture. In order for the skirt to pull up past the hips they had slits on the sides that didn't close and that bothered me so I just made the skirt a little bigger, sewed up the sides, and tied it so it would fit.
c. They had a fancy way of sewing the ties on to the skirt so you had to slip stitch part of it. I just skipped that and sewed it straight onto the skirt.
d. Meant to fit at waist. just made it bigger.
e. Really really simple construction. If I weren't such a perfectionist, I would've just figured out how to make it because this was so easy. If you can draw large circles, I would forgo buying this pattern unless it was on sale.
link to pattern online: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4875.htm?tab=skirts_pants&page=2