Okay, I was having a hard time with the measurements for the waist part of the circle skirts. So I went off to JoAnn's and used my 40% coupon to buy a circle skirt panel. Now I understand it much better. But I also learned how to put in a zipper nicely, how to make a waistband and how to attach rickrack to the hem! So it was a good lesson for $6.
Here is a closeup of the fabric:
Here is the skirt on:
I really like that the skirt hides a multitude of flaws!LOL I've been getting compliments all day. I'm pretty pleased and think that now I can make one following the patterns on here.